There is a relatively simple - but for me, very powerful – teaching of Pesach. In the Haggadah, it says that no matter how well you know the story of the going out of Egypt, no matter how many times you have heard it, or repeated it or said it, you have to keep saying it. The kabbalists say that if a person is in darkness, or is going through challenges, difficulties, and pain, he should repeat the story of what happened 2000 years ago. Why?
Rav Brandwein, in the letters that he wrote to the Rav, speaks about Pesach and about this connection. There is one verse that he keeps mentioning, and if there is a mantra, a phrase, that you can keep in your mind throughout Pesach, it is this verse - “As in the days of going out of Egypt, I will show you the great miracles, the great Light…” The kabbalists teach something very fundamental: the fulfillment of any lack that we have, and the... read more