Menorah Lights Add To Holiday Spirit In Downtown Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – There is something new adding to the festive spirit in downtown Detroit. A silver and blue menorah has been place along Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov spoke to WWJ’s Pat Sweeting about the significance of the menorah.

“The Menorah something that lights up the world. The menorah was the candelabrum in the Holy Temple and now we have it at our homes, we have it at our centers, were we can teach the world that a little bit of light dispels a lot of darkness,” said Shemtov.

The Detroit Design Center helped construct the 24-foot steel and glass menorah.

The universal message that Hanukkah carries is transmitted by the light from the eight candles the menorah holds.

“Light representing acts of goodness and kindness, lights that come from our inner soul to share with the world around us, and make the world a brighter place,” said E.T. Shevikoff.

Lighting of the menorah in public centers is part of a long-standing tradition said Shevikoff.

The fifth night of Hanukkah will be celebrated by a special public lighting ceremony at Cadillac Square on Wednesday.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen