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Posted by: Rabbi Elazar Meisels 2/22/2007 3:29 PM

“You shall make seven lamps [for the menorah]; and its lamps shall be lit so that they shine toward it [the center lamp].” 25:37

  • The three flames on the right side symbolize intellectual thoughts and ideas, whereas those on the left symbolize material pursuits. All of them must always draw their inspiration and be guided by the Torah, symbolized by the central light. – Sforno
     
Judaism rejects any notion of a distinct separation between the boardroom and the synagogue, because there isn’t a single facet of life that isn’t unequivocally directed by the Torah’s teachings. What transpires in the boardroom must conform to the dictates of the Torah, and no amount of praying or studying can mitigate that obligation. When employed as a holistic guide to life, the Torah enables a person to lead a rich and satisfying life, seamlessly synchronized with the will of Hashem.
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