Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Chasidus
Parshas Titzaveh: Chidushei HaRim - Working In The Dark

In the mitzva of lighting the Menora the pasuk (Titzaveh 27:21) says, "Yaaroch Oso Aharon U'Vanav MeiErev Ad Boker; Aharon and his sons will set them up from evening to morning," Why does it say "Yaaroch" to set up instead of to "Yadlik" to light?

The Chidushei HaRim answers that fire that lights our lives and our Neshamos come from Shamayim, but only after we set things up down here on earth below. Our job is to prepare everything, and do the best we can in order to merit Siyata Dishmaya.

Maybe we can extend this idea to the next words of the pasuk, "MeiErev Ad Boker; We do our Avodah in the dark," which symbolizes that we have no power to make things happen. If we work MeiErev, without being concerned with the outcome, and just follow Hashem's command blindly, "Ad Boker" we will be Zocheh to see the light at the end of the tunnel that Hashem shines in the glorious morning.