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Turning on G-d’s Light

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by Haber, Rabbi Yaakov

“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)”