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Published December 26, 2011, 05:30 PM

First Ever Menorah Lighting in Grand Forks

The first ever Grand Forks Menorah is being lit tonight.

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Rabbis Glick and Graj have joined Mayor Michael Brown at Lincoln Park to light the 6-foot tall menorah in honor of the 7th night of Hanukkah.

Both Rabbi's have traveled throughout the Dakotas for the past week lighting Menorah's in different cities.

They say they hope to bring tradition to Grand Forks and meet other folks celebrating Hanukkah, too.

"The tradition, the observance of the tradition to local Jews, there's a very powerful message that Hanukkah has, that the menorah has for everybody that is relevant today and we're moving around and sharing that with people," said Rabbi Glick.

"Keep the Hanukkah spirit, enjoy the latkes at the event, there are some good potato pancakes that we'll be serving there and enjoy Hanukkah," said Rabbi Graj.

The Menorah lighting is free and open to the public.