Monday, December 22, 2008

The Menorah

Here is another lesson taken from Rav Ahron Soloveichik's book, ‘Logic of the Heart, Logic of the Mind’.

In discussing the importance studying Mada Rav Ahron refers to an important Chazal.
Chazal tell us that the seven branches of wisdom are represented in the seven lights of the Menorah Our sages say that all the 'surrounding' lights faced the Ner Maaravi, the central light. The Rishonim add that the middle light is Torah and that all other wisdoms must draw their inspiration from the Torah. The Torah is the guiding light for everything.

One should never lose sight of that fact, no matter in which branch of wisdom one is involved.

Happy Chanukah.