(Courtesy of Chabad of Park Slope) Moshe Reuven, Billboard Charts artist and Grammy member, is set to headline the world’s largest menorah lighting this year.
The menorah lighting, hosted by Chabad of Park Slope, will take place at the Grand Army Plaza entrance in Brooklyn on Dec. 7 starting at 5 p.m. Every year a large number of Jews come by for latkes, a live concert, and to kick off the first night Chanukah. This year thousands are expected to flock to come hear Moshe Reuven perform live.
The new artist who’s graced the Billboard Charts, Rolling Stone, and is now a member of the Grammys, carries with him roughly 2.5 million followers across all platforms. He’s seen as a new age form of a Hasidic artist, combining unique melodies with poetic raps that carry meaningful messages for the listener. His songs have reached millions of people, many of which attest to them having a positive impact on their lives. Reuven reached critical acclaim when his record “You Are Not Alone” charted in five countries. He then got signed to a record label, by which he was dubbed the fourth Orthodox Jew to sign to a leading record label. His next single, “Say,” featuring Bob Marley’s Grammy-nominated son Julian Marley, also took the world by storm, having been the biggest collaboration between a Hasidic artist and a reggae artist to date.
The menorah stands at the maximum height halachically allowed and each year weighs in as the world’s largest menorah, standing approximately 32 feet tall. Admission is free and there will be games for the kids and hot latkes. The concert takes place on the first night of Chanukah to start off the holiday strong.