Question: What is the difference between the method of Abraham and the method that the people of Israel received when they exited Egypt?
Answer: It is all about connection.
Abraham also called people to unity. But in those days in Babylon, there was no particular hatred, no one killed each other. The Babylonians simply suddenly ceased to understand each other, which led them to an insurmountable rejection from each other. It was necessary to somehow soften, to overcome this rejection. As it is written, “Love will cover all crimes.” In principle, it was possible for them.
In Egypt, however, people’s egos have grown so much that the inclination to kill was revealed in them. They not only disagreed with each other, but were ready to destroy whoever was against them. So they could not remain in egoism because it threatened them with what is called “the Egyptian plagues.” It was necessary to exit it and rise above it, which in general they did.
They rose above their separation and in order to connect at a new level, they received a method called “the Torah.”
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 7/1/19