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A large crowd watches as Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman lights the first torch on a giant Menorah at Center Plaza in the Old Mill District in Bend on Wednesday night. The event, hosted by Chabad of Central Oregon, was in honor of the start of Hanukkah. “The holiday of Chanukah is a festival of a historic victory and celebration for all times, highlighted by the kindling of menorahs each night of the holiday. Yet it also contains a universal message for people of all faiths; that ultimately, good will triumph over evil, freedom over oppression, and light over darkness,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman.