“And you shall command the children of Israel… to kindle the lamps continually.” (Exodus 27:20) The light of the golden menora symbolizes the light of G-d in this world. If so, then why are we instructed to” kindle the lamps?” By actively lighting the menora, we are making G-d’s light our light, as well. In this manner we are able to spread G-d’s light to all mankind.
Tetzave (Exodus 27:20-30:10)
Parashat Tetzave is read on Shabbat:
Adar 13, 5770/February 27, 2010
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