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Passover Study #1

March 22, 2023

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Unveiling the Mysteries of Passover with Rabbi Eliyahu Jian

In an enlightening journey through the essence of Passover, Rabbi Eliyahu Jian, alongside his son, delves into the profound meanings and spiritual significance of this pivotal Jewish holiday. This video, part of a series dedicated to exploring the depths of Jewish holidays, focuses on Parashat Emor and its intricate connections to Passover. Through their study, Rabbi Jian unravels the layers of Kabbalistic interpretations and the transformative power of Passover rituals.

Discovering the Depths of Passover

Passover, or Pesach, is not merely a historical commemoration but a spiritual voyage that invites us to transcend our limitations and connect with the Divine. Rabbi Jian explains that on the 14th of Nissan, the act of nullifying chametz (leavened bread) symbolizes our liberation from spiritual bondage and the elevation towards purity and sanctity. This act is not just a physical cleaning but a profound spiritual cleansing that aligns us with our higher selves and the essence of freedom.

The Kabbalistic Dimensions of Matzah

One of the central themes of this discussion is the Kabbalistic interpretation of matzah, known as the “bread of affliction” and the “poor man’s bread.” Rabbi Jian elucidates that matzah represents a direct and unadulterated connection to the Divine, untainted by ego or material desires. This unleavened bread embodies humility and simplicity, virtues that allow us to access higher spiritual realms and draw closer to the Creator.

The Dual Existences and Their Significance

The video explores the concept of two existential states pre and post the constriction of the divine emanation (Tzimtzum). Rabbi Jian discusses how these states affect our spiritual receptivity and our connection to the Divine. The transition from a state of equality with the divine emanation to a diminished capacity reflects our spiritual journey during Passover. By engaging with the matzah and embracing its symbolism, we are invited to return to a state of purity and direct connection with God, reminiscent of the first existential state.

A Call to Spiritual Awakening

Rabbi Eliyahu Jian’s discussion is not just a scholarly exploration but a heartfelt call to awaken our souls and rediscover the essence of Passover. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the deeper meanings behind our traditions and rituals, encouraging viewers to approach Passover not just as a commemoration of historical events but as an opportunity for personal and collective spiritual renewal.

Join the Journey of Transformation

This video is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of Passover and its profound spiritual implications. Rabbi Jian’s insights, derived from years of study and spiritual practice, offer viewers a pathway to transformation and a deeper connection with the divine.

As we prepare for Passover (Pessach), let us embrace the lessons and insights shared by Rabbi Eliyahu Jian, allowing them to guide us toward a more meaningful and spiritually fulfilling celebration.



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