"We're asking God to turn on the light and protect the world," singer Nemuel Harroch told the crowd. Come on, sing along with me! The audience accompanies him in Hebrew to thunderous electronic music. Groups form to dance while holding each other's shoulders. In front of the Great Synagogue of Sarcelles, great resources were deployed to celebrate this Saturday the 3rd day of Hanukkah, the festival of lights.
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The scene, swept by multiple beams of light, is filmed live by four or five cameras, including one at the end of a crane. The images are projected on two giant screens on either side of the stage. A message invites participants to take a picture of themselves in front of the giant carved ice chandelier installed on the stage. They are then encouraged to share the photo by mentioning the account of the Lubavitch Institutions of Val-d'Oise, organizer of the event.
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