The light burns continually at night. Rashi says continually means from Sabbath to Sabbath. That relates to the edict for Jews to be a light and lead others toward wisdom. No wonder my grandpa, with only an eight grade education, would put strangers through college. Or that a Jew should not refuse to lend a book. Or that Rabbi Folberg has this line on his emails, “You are not required to complete the work, but neither are you free to abstain from it.”
They were told to carve the names of the sons of Israel on the stones and on seals. Remembering is so important. Remembering to acknowledge. Remembering to say thank you. Remembering to wash your hands to protect others and yourself. Remembering.