Preparation for Passover 5780
There’s a lot of information below and most of you won’t be able to go over it all. Just do your best to connect to the awesome light of the Pesach Seder.
Rabbi Yosei asks why we drink four cups of wine during the night of the Seder. Rabbi Aba says it’s already explained before that the four cups are against the four words that God used to promise the redemption.
“לָכֵ֞ן אֱמֹ֥ר לִבְנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֘ אֲנִ֣י יְהֹוָה֒ וְהֽוֹצֵאתִ֣י אֶתְכֶ֗ם מִתַּ֨חַת֙ סִבְלֹ֣ת מִצְרַ֔יִם וְהִצַּלְתִּ֥י אֶתְכֶ֖ם מֵֽעֲבֹֽדָתָ֑ם וְגָֽאַלְתִּ֤י אֶתְכֶם֙ בִּזְר֣וֹעַ נְטוּיָ֔ה וּבִשְׁפָטִ֖ים גְּדֹלִֽים”
“וְלָֽקַחְתִּ֨י אֶתְכֶ֥ם לִי֙ לְעָ֔ם וְהָיִ֥יתִי לָכֶ֖ם לֵֽאלֹהִ֑ים וִֽידַעְתֶּ֗ם כִּ֣י אֲנִ֤י יְהֹוָה֙ אֱלֹ֣הֵיכֶ֔ם הַמּוֹצִ֣יא אֶתְכֶ֔ם מִתַּ֖חַת סִבְל֥וֹת מִצְרָֽיִם:”
“Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am YHVH, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.”
“I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am YHVH your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”
Rabbi Aba continues and refers to the book of Rabbi Yeisa the elder that explains that we celebrate the unification of the four; Chokmah and Binah, Tiferet (Zeir Anpin) and Malchut. With the four cups, we make four connections and create happiness above and below.
The Redemption requires the flow of the light from Chokmah and Binah to Tiferet and Malchut. With each cup of wine that we drink we should meditate on drawing the light of freedom into our world.
The Seder is not a special gathering for a good meal and good wine but a once-a-year opportunity to draw freedom into our souls. The 15 steps, the reading of the Haggadah and the four cups, are the tools to achieve that goal. When you sit by the Seder table, don’t think about the food but the energy that is coming from it. If you don’t have the consciousness you can not make the proper connection to the light of freedom. We remove the Chametz before the Holiday so we can have a vessel without the desire for the self alone. We make room for pure Light to lead us from slavery to freedom and the Final Redemption.
From DZ 2968
“מַצּוֹת, יֵאָכֵל, אֵת, שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים; וְלֹא-יֵרָאֶה לְךָ חָמֵץ, וְלֹא-יֵרָאֶה לְךָ שְׂאֹר–בְּכָל-גְּבֻלֶךָ”
“Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days, and nothing leavened shall be seen among you, nor shall any leaven be seen among you in all your borders.”
The bread that the Israelites ate when they left Egypt was Matzah. It was simple and didn’t expand like regular bread. During the seven days of Passover, we are instructed to avoid eating ‘חמץ’ (pronounced ‘Chametz’), ’unleavened bread’. We are not even allowed to see it, to give honor to the Matzah. Later the Israelites had the bread from the level of Zeir Anpin. The Zohar asks; why do we avoid it during Pesach and why do we offer Chametz as a sacrifice. The answer is that the Torah that we connect to on that day is freedom and the evil inclination that comes from the aspect of ‘chametz’ is annulled.
Pesach has the aspects of the Right arm, Chessed, Abraham and pure silver. Those who mix led with silver creates a lie, which is a disconnection from the truth, the Light. It’s the same with those who mix Chametz with the Matzah. They lie with the ‘seal’ of the King. Malchut is the aspect of Matzah that connects to Yessod for the light of the King. When the ‘Matzah’ below is corrupted with chametz, the seal of Yessod that depends on Malchut to be pure for it, cannot do the important imprint, which is the transfer of Light to Malchut through the Matzah.
Giving Tzedakah before special prayers, Shabbat and Holidays are important to prepare the vessel for receiving the Light we want to have
Tap here to Give Tzedakah before Pesach
The special prayer below made by Kabbalist Harav Salman Mutzafi ZT”L
It’s good to be read after the Kiddush of the Seder.
Because on that night the heavens are opened, we can inject our personal wish. This prayer asks God to open different treasures above and manifest them for us with blessings.
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This is a short guide with important consciousness guide and explanation to help the ‘confused’ follow the Seder and benefit from it. Many places, especially in large groups, simple participation could be a great social event and fun but very little spiritual connection. Most of teh time because of distraction in your table or that the head table/leaders of the Seder are not leading properly. A race to the meal is NOT recommended even if you pay a lot of money for your ticket.
Download and print this guide and keep with you next to the Hagaddah of Pesach. Follow the steps and B”H you will benefit greatly from the great light that appears on this night.
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Special prayer for sustenance to be read before Pessach
Daily Zohar # 1783 – The secret power of Matza Shemurah
Here is a list of links to scan, read and study before and during Pesach.
Zohar Pesach (Passover)
A special edition in Aramaic and Hebrew with all Zohar references to Pesach. Deep study for those who know Hebrew and powerful scanning for all others.
The Holy Ari study on Passover. From the ‘Gate of Meditation’
Scan before the Holiday to prepare the vessel for the great light that is revealed on the night of the Seder.
The prayer of Arvit for the night of Pesach. From the prayers of the Rashash.
It’s the highest possible level of meditation before the Seder.
The Rashah had a spark from the soul of the Holy Ari. He revealed many secrets on the spiritual world that was concealed in the writings of the Ari. There are over 250 pages (large type).
Special study for the Seventh of Pesach. (Splitting the Red Sea)
In Italian, Traduzione di Sebastiano Gulli
Hebrew English Hagaddah from Chabad, with explanation:
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Hagaddah with meditation from Harashash. (Hebrew only).