Question: There is a resemblance between Moses and the state of the Israeli nation today. Moses doesn’t feel secure with regard to the Israeli nation or to Pharaoh, although he is in contact with the Creator. The current state of the Israeli nation is also quite insecure.
Answer: It doesn’t matter. If there is a specific direction, if we understand that we have no choice, then despite the conditions that force us to escape from Egypt and to jump into the Red Sea, we do what we have to do.
Question: But you say that the modern Israeli nation doesn’t feel that it’s in Egypt. Perhaps a certain force should appear or someone who can explain things and start this process?
Answer: This is exactly what we are trying to do. Our group, our organization, wants to show the whole nation of Israel that there is a way to be saved. Let’s change our life! After all, things are constantly getting worse; the world is becoming more and more hostile, and the Israeli society is disintegrated and divided. Our security is in an increasingly growing danger.
But the blows that we feel don’t come upon the “nation of Israel,” but upon “Egypt,” upon our ego, since we don’t want to exit it. Israel in us, the desire to bestow that wants to come out of exile and to ascend, doesn’t feel the blows. When we are in the ego, it feels the pain, but the moment we leave it, we become disconnected from the “plagues.”
Question: What should we do in order to stop falling into the ego?
Answer: The only thing we should do is to unite. We have the method of connecting for the whole nation of Israel, and it’s the means to be free of all our troubles.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalists Write: The Night of Passover Seder” 3/4/13