Despite the rain and the very difficult circumstances Sunday at the World’s Largest Menorah near New York’s Fifth Avenue it was “Latkes as usual.”
The Menorah was lit as usual and the traditional fried potato pancakes greeted Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
“I really appreciate being here and joining the wonderful activities of Lubavitch the world over,” the Jewish Speaker said above the Con Edison cherry picker.
He was joined by artist Yaacov Agam and organizer Rabbi Shmuel Butman, Director of Lubavitch Youth Organization.
“Despite the difficult circumstances, or maybe because of them, the atmosphere was euphoric, everyone felt that they are part of a people that continues and prevails,” said Rabbi Butman.
As for the latkes, Butman said, “I don’t know why, but this year, the latkes have a special taste…”