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August 8, 2020

Passover Animation

Happy Passover! Enjoy a short Kabbalistic explanation of the inner essence of Passover…

From the video clip:

Passover is much more than a historic tale. Let’s look at this holiday through the eyes of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

In the Haggadah, the land of Egypt represents a relationship of separation. A sort of living in a pool of ego, exploitation and despair, a state where everyone takes care of their own interests leaving the others to eat bupkis.

Israel represents the opposite situation. Life is full of joy, love of others, mutual guarantee… hang on a second, who are we kidding? Even if some of us physically live in the land of Israel, we’re still in that inner state of Egypt.

To be in Egypt means to be ruled by Pharaoh, the representative of the ego culture. He loves to turn us against each other, separate us, divide and conquer us, and eat Hummus every morning even though it’s bad for his digestion.

Moses, in contrast, is the representative of unity who doesn’t stand a chance if he goes head to head with Pharaoh, unless he’s got the entire people of Israel united around him.

And now we are ready for… the Exodus. The burning bush, staff and snake, blood, fire, charoses, and a mighty arm… all it’s really talking about is our choice between a reality of hatred and separation vs. a path of hope and connection.

Because that is how it always worked – either Pharaoh is ruling over you or you lend a hand to Moses. And it’s true even now.

Let’s take our government system for example: public representatives and political parties allow the Pharaoh to party without restraint. Everyone is at each others necks, fighting, insulting, back stabbing… this is exactly the state called Egypt.

But if we decided to look for unity above everything, we will awaken Moses and see that it is possible. This is the meaning of coming out of Egypt towards Israel, toward connection and inclusion of everyone, above all the rifts and differences.

Let’s face it; it’s not going to be simple. We have to learn how to bite the bullet, swallow a few frogs, overcome ourselves, and make some concessions, like a family. Because this is what we really are, what we’ve always been. One big extraordinary family.

And the nice thing is that once we begin to think this way, we’ll begin to feel this way. Because to be truly free means to be together as one.

  

3 Comments »

  james owolabi wrote @ May 13th, 2015 at 6:13 am

Thank you for this post.It is high time we needed information and practice that will make us advance spiritully.

  Magna wrote @ April 5th, 2015 at 9:30 am

Great! Chag Pessach Sameach!

  Juli wrote @ April 3rd, 2015 at 10:34 am

Love this video! Thanks!

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