The Hebrew word of the week is the verb 'alah ("to ascend, go up"), taken from the weekly Torah portion Beha'alotekha. The hiphil (causative) form of this verb appears in the second verse of the parashah (i.e., Numbers 8:2):
When you set up the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the menorah. (Num 8:2b).
'alah is a root word (Strong# 5927; TWOT #1624) that occurs in over 800 verses in the Tanakh. Some words that share this root include:
For you, O LORD, are most highabove all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods (Psalm 97:9)
In the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony (Numbers 10:11)