THE POWER OF THE EIGHTH CANDLE

In the Beit Hamikdash, the Menorah was placed indoors. Nobody went into the actual building of the Temple except the Kohanim who were actually performing the service. Only they saw the Menorah burning.

The rest of the world received the light of the Menorah indirectly. The windows of the Beit Hamikdash were built in an unusual way, with very small openings on the inside of the thick walls, expanding to much…