(On Sidra Beaalotha, based on the lessons of Rabbi Gottlieb)

It is written in the Torah, in chapter Beaalotha (when you set up) - "And the LORD spake unto Moses as follows: Speak to Aaron and say to him: When you set up the lamps, the opposite face of the menorah (lamp) will light seven lamps (...) And the lamp unit. beaten work of gold ... "

1. When you set up the lamps - the wick is Selfishness and all its derivatives (wick - Hebrew Ptil hints at Psolet - superfluous, discarded) and the oil - Light contained in Tore. So light that burns in the Torah Selfishness. This process should be constant as combustion Menorah.

2. Menorah (Lamp) - from the words Ma Nora (As the Terrible), which alludes to the verse of the Torah (Genesis 28:17) - "And he was afraid and said, How menacing place is not nothing but this, as Gd's House! ! And this is the gate of heaven! " This indicates a "place" where the soul of man is revealed *.

3. That the person in front of the Menorah will shine (lamps) - there are two explanations.

First - we found out that the Menorah alludes to Yira (Trembling). And what is in front of (opposite) the thrill? This is Love. That is the purpose of purification process - Love of the Creator.

The second explanation - kindling of the menorah refers to the work of holiness. And that in front of Holiness? Impurity, selfishness. The higher and more work in holiness, the greater the resistance of selfishness.

4. There are seven lamps shine - seven hints at the seven components of the spiritual work that resonates with the seven lower Sephiroth. And here they are:

- Joy (Khesed);

- Self, overcoming, introspection (HG);

- these two Sochetaenie (Tipheret);

- Shmirat Lashon (NH) - suspension of cursing the Creator (when we are unhappy with anything (yes even with him), we essentially accuse the Creator that we badly);

- The praise Creator (hOd);

- Abrit Tikkun (Correction Testament). This combination hOd NH;

- Adoption of the power of Heaven (Malchut).

5. beaten work of gold - in Hebrew "Mix zahav". Word of Gold (zahav) is treated in a complex way. On the one hand is the "Aw se" - "the Father" (by the Father meant the Creator). And on the other, "hav" - which is translated into Russian, something like "give!". This means that the service is due to Holiness the categorical demand for the Creator.