“Our function in this world is to activate G-d’s light.
G-d said: ‘Light the Menorah and the world will see that it is not I that illuminate the world but you.’ (Medrash Shmos Rabba 36;2)
When the world was created G-d said ‘Let there be light!’ From the beginning of time all the spiritual light that would be revealed as history unfolds was created but held in suspension.
G-d’s light waited for us to activate it through our actions. As we built the Mishkan, a paradigm shift occurred. A change in the world that would forever alter the way the human race functioned.
When we lit the Menorah we created a receiver that would absorb and harness G-d’s light in this world and revolutionize the way we live. That light would emanate energy of clarity, peace and loving kindness. (Noam Elimelech)”