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Passover Decoded
Egypt
A mindstate of unfounded hatred
Israel
People who were awarded the title,
“nation,” after pledging to unite “as
one ...
Pharaoh
The evil inclination (egoism)
Moses
The desire to unite above hatred
Matzo
(Unleavened Bread)
Symbolizes our detachment from our egoistic desires.
This is why it is called “poverty bread”
Ham...
Passover Seder
The order of the transition from a mindstate of unfounded hatred (Egypt) to unity “as one
man with one hear...
40 Years in the
Egyptian Desert
The stages of progress in the transition from a
mindstate of unfounded hatred (Egypt) to u...
What is Passover?
Passover means passing from one state of mind to another: from unfounded hatred to unbounded
solidarity ...
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10 Passover Definitions That Decode Passover's Deeper Meaning

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"Passover Decoded," an infographic eBook by the team at Kabbalah.info, provides concise Passover definitions of terms and concepts in the Passover story. The goal of presenting these deeper Passover definitions is to show how Passover is not merely an historical event of people, places and actions that took place thousands of years ago. Instead, Passover is a spiritual process that every person can go through right now, in one's attitude toward others. From being in a mindstate of unfounded hatred (Egypt), one can exit that state (Exodus from Egypt) and enter a state of unbounded solidarity and love (the land of Israel), through which, among those who achieve that solidarity and love became defined as "a nation" (Israel), The wisdom of Kabbalah describes these deeper, spiritual processes taking place behind all the Bible stories. Passover is one of the major holidays in the Bible that encompasses the entire spiritual process: from exiting one's egoism (the control of Pharaoh), learning how to apply solidarity and unity (following Moses), and entering a state of solidarity and love (entering the land of Israel). These concepts and more are described in the "Passover Decoded" infographic eBook.

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10 Passover Definitions That Decode Passover's Deeper Meaning

  1. 1. Passover Decoded
  2. 2. Egypt A mindstate of unfounded hatred Israel People who were awarded the title, “nation,” after pledging to unite “as one man with one heart” Mount Sinai The full extent of unfounded hatred (from the word “Sinah” in Hebrew, meaning “hatred”)
  3. 3. Pharaoh The evil inclination (egoism) Moses The desire to unite above hatred
  4. 4. Matzo (Unleavened Bread) Symbolizes our detachment from our egoistic desires. This is why it is called “poverty bread” Hametz (Leavening) Desire to enjoy. Before Passover we enjoy receiving, after Passover we enjoy giving
  5. 5. Passover Seder The order of the transition from a mindstate of unfounded hatred (Egypt) to unity “as one man with one heart” (Israel)
  6. 6. 40 Years in the Egyptian Desert The stages of progress in the transition from a mindstate of unfounded hatred (Egypt) to unity “as one man with one heart” (Israel) Land of Israel Once the people of Israel united “as one man with one heart,” and became a “nation,” they merited the land of Israel
  7. 7. What is Passover? Passover means passing from one state of mind to another: from unfounded hatred to unbounded solidarity and love. Why do we need Passover? We need to “pass over” to a state of unbounded solidarity and love in order to cease the conflicts, wars, distrust and indifference that emerge from a state of disunity. United “as one man with one heart” is the discovery of a much better, peaceful, caring and harmonious life. What do I do to make this Passover happen? You can start by using this holiday of Passover as an opportunity where everyone is all together for this significant occasion. Decide to put all past hatred in one big pile, as high as Mount Sinai, and climb above it, meeting everyone together “as one man with one heart” at the summit. To hold such a decision, however, requires a supportive environment of other people who also aspire to unite above hatred, as well as learning guides and materials. Keepaneyeoutforourfutureupdatesthataimtobeanintegralpartofyoursupportiveenvironment to motivate your inclination to discover a much better, peaceful, caring and harmonious life for everybody.

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