A precondition of freedom is to break the chains that enslave us. Oftentimes, the ideological and mythical chains that bind our minds subdue a person much more than the heaviest iron chains can. Why? Iron chains can restrict a body but ideological and mythical chains restrict the mind.
The worst form of slavery is slavery of the mind, when a person’s mind is subjugated and he loses his G-d given freedom of choice.
Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, is the Sabbath that precedes Passover. Shabbat HaGadol symbolizes the breaking of slavery’s chains that enables us to walk forth in complete freedom on Passover.
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