“G-d, your G-d, will return your captivity”

This, then, should be one’s lifelong [aim in the] service of G-d with great joy – the joy of the soul upon leaving the loathsome body…Surely, there is no joy as great as that of being released from exile and captivity. It is comparable to the joy of a prince who was taken captive, [and was subjected to the hard labor of] turning the millstone in prison, while covered with filth, and who then goes free to the house of his father, the king.

Tanya chapter 31
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