“אֶת-חַג הַמַּצּוֹת, תִּשְׁמֹר–שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תֹּאכַל מַצּוֹת כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִךָ לְמוֹעֵד חֹדֶשׁ הָאָבִיב, כִּי-בוֹ יָצָאתָ מִמִּצְרָיִם; וְלֹא-יֵרָאוּ פָנַי, רֵיקָם”
“”You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Aviv, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed”
We are commanded to keep the holiday of the Matzos (unleavened bread, Passover). The Zohar explains that those who eats Chametz (leavened bread) is like a person who follows idol worshiping.
God took out the Israelites from Egypt, releasing them from the control of the other-side, which took control over them using their desire for the self alone. There were millions of Israelites in Egypt that adopted the Egyptians ways and didn’t want to leave egypt. The sages tell us that these millions of Israelites died during the plague of darkness and buried immediately without the knowledge of the Egyptians.
The desire for the self alone is the aspect of death. Following the Light is freedom and life.
The Zohar explains that when the evil side invades the person’s consciousness through a negative opening like the desire for the self alone, it grows inside the person, weakening his positive side until assuming full control.
The protection from losing to the negative side comes from daily connection to the Zohar that blocks the evil from invading our thoughts and actions.