You could already see from the line waiting outside to pick up and purchase their tickets in the cold New York air that it was going to be a successful concert.
It was also not a standard concert, as could be seen from the approximately 25 Israeli security officers that were patrolling the area of the concert.
The concert started with the French singer Steve Lucas singing three songs and then R’ Shlomo Cohen lit the Chanukah candles and spoke about Chanukah a little bit.
When Gad Elbaz got up on stage though with the tremendous special stage effects and pyrotechnics, people of all different types and backgrounds got swept up in the music and the experience.
The finale song of the concert was sung by the rapper Nissim Black.
Photo gallery by Chaim Touito
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