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Living Lights Interactive Pop-Up Art Installation Is Open to All

(Courtesy of Living Lights) Over the last number of years, in celebration of Chanukah, Chabad rabbi and artist Yitzchok Moully has shared the message of #LightOverDarkness in ever more creative and elaborate ways, including mobile and interactive murals designed to transform the viewer into co-creator. This year, Moully Art has transformed that powerful imagery into a real life pop-up interactive installation, inviting you to literally step up and shine light to the world.

Standing 10 feet tall, 18 feet wide, the “Living Lights” menorah has been on display since the first night of Chanukah on the Highline in Manhattan. Open to the public in select New York/New Jersey locations and free of charge throughout Chanukah, “Living Lights” gives you a powerfully symbolic opportunity to step up and share your light, together with your friends, your family and the person standing next to you whose light you have yet to know!

Participants are invited to step up onto the stage and touch-activate one of the eight luminous torches on the 10-foot tall, 18-foot wide “Living Lights” menorah. Waiting quietly in the dark to unleash its light when ignited by the warmth of human touch, a special light show is triggered when all eight torches are turned on in unison, signifying the truth that the whole of the human race’s collective light is greater than the sum of our individual parts.

The menorah will be installed at the American Dream mall in New Jersey for the last two days of Chanukah—Saturday night, December 4 through Monday night, December 6—and will feature at the mega Chanukah party hosted there by the Ghermezian family on Sunday, December 5, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to come enjoy the festivities which will include:

  • Giant menorah lighting
  • “Living Lights” pop-up interactive menorah
  • Live music
  • Interactive shows
  • Chanukah crafts
  • The world-famous Harlem Wizards

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch once wrote: “The world says that where a light is thrown you can see hidden blemishes… Chasidic teaching says that when a light is shone you can see another’s hidden beauty.”

This Chanukah season, bring your/our light back into focus, and cancel negativity and cynicism through a celebration of hUmaNITY1. For the most effective way to dispel darkness is to increase light. And just a little bit of light dispels a whole lot of darkness! #lightcancelsdarkness.


For more information and a list of locations and schedule, visit: www.moullyart.com/livinglights. In accordance with COVID-19 safety measures, hand sanitizer will be provided and required before interaction with the menorah.

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