Question: As a rule, the people of Israel were hated and expelled from various countries. However it’s the contrary in Egypt, the people of Israel seemed to be pulled into it.
Answer: We were driven from country to country as long as we didn’t have the desire to exit egoism. After all, we get free only when we want to get out of it in order to unite. That’s why during the entire period of exile, we just collected, added, and accumulated misery and misfortunes.
Today we have reached such a state that we just must realize ourselves, meaning to unite. This is the action that is necessary for the ascent above egoism. Then we will come to freedom, to the land of Israel. Today, we can’t imagine the state where you don’t depend on anyone, are not afraid of anyone, nothing oppresses you, and you feel freedom in the full sense of the word.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalists Write: The Night of Passover Seder” 3/4/13