A Menorah made of ice stands on display as participants at Chabad of Chattanooga's Menorah Madness skate to Chanukah music and lazer lights at the Ice on the landing in Chattanooga, TN on December 26, 2016 the 3rd night of Chanukah. Image via Rabbi Shaul Perlstein.
To celebrate the 2016 Chanukah season, the local Jewish community held a Car Menorah Parade on Monday night, marking the third night of Chanukah.
The parade went from 950 Vine Street to the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and culminated in lighting an Ice Menorah at Ice on the Landing. A giant ice Menorah that is constructed entirely of ice blocks, was lit by Congressman Chuck Fleischmann.
Rabbi Shaul Perlstein says this year brings added significance as American Jewry marks 75 years since the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, came to America and laid the groundwork for the worldwide Hanukkah campaign that he set into motion in 1973.
Rabbi Perlstein says today, the unprecedented public display of Hanukkah has become a staple of Jewish cultural and religious life, forever altering the American practice and awareness of the festival. This year, Chabad-Lubavitch will set up more than 15,000 large public menorahs in more than 90 ...