Watch: Thousands in Brooklyn Jewish Celebration

Chabad hasidim and Jews worldwide converge in Brooklyn to celebrate Simchat Beit Hashoeva.

Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar,

Simchat Beit Hashoeva in Brooklyn
Simchat Beit Hashoeva in Brooklyn
Hezki Ezra

Thousands of Chabad hasidim and Jews from around the world on Tuesday night arrived at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, for Simchat Beit Hashoeva - the "Celebration of the Water-Drawing."

Arutz Sheva was on the scene to record footage from the event, which together with some interviews in Hebrew can be seen here:

"In the best of our traditions we are happy to host thousands of Chabad hassidim and Jews from the whole world who come to dance as one with a united heart," said Rabbi Mendy Hendel, director of Chabad's hospitality organization.

The celebration during Sukkot marks a special joyous ceremony that was held at the Temple in Jerusalem to bring in a new year of rainfall, as Sukkot is considered a time when the world is judged for rain.

Actor Gili Shushan, who in recent years returned to Judaism and became religious, took part in the celebrations and said "in these days we are gathering buckets of joy in the most incredible place on earth."

"People from all over the world are dancing as one," said Shushan. "Jews of all types, Chabad members and those who aren't. As there are trance parties, we have Jewish trance, in which we dance with all the heart and soul in Simchat Beit Hashoeva, whether you're a hassid of the rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) or not."

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