The merit of constancy _ Beha'halothcha
|When you light: Why is the portion dealing with the menorah juxtaposed to the portion dealing with the chieftains? For when Aaron saw the dedication [offerings] of the chieftains, he felt distressed over not joining them in this dedication-neither he nor his tribe. So God said to him, “By your life, yours is greater than theirs, for you will light and prepare the lamps.” - [Tanchuma Beha’alothecha 3]||בהעלתך: למה נסמכה פרשת המנורה לפרשת הנשיאים, לפי שכשראה אהרן חנוכת הנשיאים חלשה דעתו, שלא היה עמהם בחנוכה, לא הוא ולא שבטו, אמר לו הקב"ה חייך, שלך גדולה משלהם,|
My grandfather quotes that explanation and asks what was particulalry consolation about the menorah service. What makes lighting the menorah greater than the offering of the Nesi'im? How does one assign parituclar values to different mitzovs?
Read what my grandfather said about the year per day sentence here: http://divreichaim.blogspot.com/2015/07/crime-and-punishment.html