Comment: The Torah says that everyone should write it on the walls of their heart. Your teacher, quoting from the Torah, writes: “And they made their lives bitter with hard labor in mortar and bricks” Mortar is Homer.
If I understand correctly, the Egyptians, that is, my inner egoistic qualities, explain to those qualities that want to exit Egypt that it is very hard work Ba Homer.
My Response: Yes. We should try to escape from it. The Egyptians forced people to make a mixture of straw and mortar, and then by burning this mixture, to form bricks from it. This is called Ba Homer uBe Levanim.
“Levanim” in Hebrew means white. That is, the Egyptians were trying to convince the Israelis that they should see the egoistic work as “white.”
In principle, the entire work should have been to understand that it is impossible to do it because it is never-ending. There is only one way to treat it correctly: to search for the way out of it, to escape from Egyptian slavery.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 3/26/21