We are approaching Pesach.
Now is the time to delve into the halachot (laws) and teachings about the spiritual potential of Pesach.
On Pesach, we celebrate our liberation from Egyptian slavery, an all-encompassing physical and spiritual slavery.
The word for Egypt is Mitzrayim, which also means limitations or restraints. When the Jews were redeemed, the constraints and limitations on our connection to Hashem were also lifted.
Today, we may no longer be enslaved as a nation, but we each have our own “personal Egypts” within limiting beliefs, fears, addictions, etc., that keep us “small” and “enslaved.” We do not tap into our full potential as humans and as Jews.
The month of Nissan (nes – miracle), and Pesach in particular, give us the miraculous power (i.e., beyond the natural order) to escape our enslavements, freeing ourselves from our inner Egypt and growing in leaps and bounds in our connection to, and service of, our Creator.