Sunday Sh'vat 4 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Bo, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 23-28.
Tanya: Ch. 17. with the above (p. 71)...commandments and Torah. (p. 73).

Mitzrayim (Egypt) expresses constriction, limitation. The spiritual Egyptian exile is the animal soul's restricting and concealing the G‑dly soul so severely that the G‑dly soul is compressed to the degree that it is diminished and obscured. "Exodus from Egypt" is the removal of the constriction and bounds; i.e. the intellect in the brain illuminates the heart, bringing about fine character traits translated into actual practice.