Comment: Kabbalah, as a rule, speaks of some kind of qualitative condition. For example, historians write that three million people left Egypt, of which 600,000 were men, and the rest were women and children. But Kabbalah doesn’t operate with numbers at all. Gematria is a qualitative quantity.
It is possible that it was not three million people that left Egypt since this figure means a certain qualitative quantity.
My Response: A certain pattern exists in which the potential states of spiritual forces, described in the primary sources, must materialize at least once.
Historians and archaeologists look for this via their own sources, measure it by their standards, weigh it in grams and kilograms, translate it into kilometers, and therefore, they do it a bit differently.
Question: How should we use such information? Suppose I read that several thousand years ago there was an exodus from Egypt. But I’m not a historian and I’m not interested in this. How can I use this for my own good?
Answer: We are talking about the ascent above our egoism, which is performed by a group of people who strive for this. In our time, as well as in those days, this is accomplished via the same actions, efforts, and unification among people called mutual guarantee.
It makes no difference whether you existed 3,000 years ago and thus rose from egoism, meaning “exited Egypt,” or today where you do it in a group of people, in the ten, whether here or at the other end of the world. After all, we have many groups that work in different countries and speak different languages.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 3/24/19