Likutei Sichos- A complete Sicha in one class. VOL. 36 classes

Class One: Introduction to the Sicha: on the afternoon of the 15th of Nissan we were given freedom and we ran with it. The idea (discussed in Likutei Torah etc.) about the two types of Matza: 1) Before midnight that must be watched 2) After Midnight that guards itself. The events of mid-day on the 15th of Nissan when Hashem revealed Himself empowered the Yidden to run out of Egypt and seek freedom even if their interest may have been short lived.

Class Two: The actual Sicha explains the significance of Yidden acquiring the title "צבאות" as they were leaving Mitzrayim: it signifies a relationship between Hashem (as He is called צבאות) and the world that is connected to the people who are called by the same name (צבאות).

Another idea mentioned after learning the Sicha inside is the idea of Soldiers who are צבאות ready for Mesiras Nefesh.

[A Rashi Sicha].
Two expressions, two actions, both at the same time.
ועברתי the killing of the Egyptian firstborn is a passive act, achieved in one pass over Egypt.
ואצא בתוך מצרים the saving of the Jewish people happens proactively with much attention.
This class explores the what and the why of these ideas.

Three levels of understanding the (need for) the Makkos: 1) To get Yidden out of Egypt. That would not happen until Egypt got to know Hashem, this is the reason Hashem needed to punish Egypt. 2) To educate Egypt about Hashem for Egypt's sake. 3) To give Yidden a deeper understanding of Hashem, as (after all) everything is for Yidden as it says: בשביל התורה ובשביל ישראל.

The Makkos were needed to get Yidden out of Egypt but they had deeper purposes as well.

What is the answer to Moshe's question: What merit entitles the Jews to be redeemed? Answer: the waiting and anticipating was already actual in Egypt.

A unique characteristic of מכת שחין was that it was performed in a way that could be seen as natural. This is part of how Hashem taught Egypt about Himself.