Rebbe Nachman, discussing the guidelines of where the candles are to be lit, below 10 t’fachim (hand’s breadths), reminds us that the Shechina has never (either yet or since the churban (the destruction of the Temple)) entered that space below 10 t’fachim. My thought is that not only are we illuminating a part of reality which currently lacks it, but even more so, we’re inviting the Shechina to enter. Until this happens, we’re not yet in a state of “m’lo kol ha-aretz kvodo” (He fills all the world with His Beingness).
Chag Orim Sameach
Source: Rebbe Nachman, Likutei Hilchot Chanukah, Orach Chayim, Halacha B:1.
לקוטי הלכות חנוכה אורח חיים, הלכה ב”א
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