Hanukkah Receives Pop Welcome From Matisyahu And A Mirrored Dreidel

Jan 23, 2009 | Updated May 25, 2011

Matisyahu deployed what may be the only large, mirrored, rotating dreidel in show business -- a Jewish answer to a disco ball -- at Webster Hall on Sunday night, the first night of Hanukkah. It was also the first of eight New York City shows for Matisyahu in his third annual Festival of Lights series, bringing different opening acts and guests each night. A large menorah was set up for a mid-concert lighting ceremony, with the blessings declaimed in Hebrew by an audience volunteer.

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