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After the mercurial Madonna had started having an interest in Jewish mysticism, many famous people started joining the trend. Madonna’s involvement in the Jewish tradition was so deep in that she started several Kabbalah centers and invested a lot of funds into the study of ancient Jewish tradition. Hollywood stars that have taken an interest include Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Elizabeth Taylor and the late Marilyn Monroe. The main question behind the interest is why a worldwide celebrity who was born a non-Jew becomes fascinated with the Jewish mysticism to the height of regularly practicing it.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sandra Bernhard explained that Kabbalah had removed more than eighty percent of chaos in her life. Paris Hilton also explained to the Great Britain’s More Magazine that after she had broken up with Nick Carter, she coped with the experience by going to the Los Angeles Kabbalah center. From the Kabbalah center website, they pride themselves on offering ancient wisdom that offers ways to achieve everlasting joy and self-fulfillment. This is an amazing system that will totally change the way we view life.

Sammy Davis explained to the Time Magazine that he did not join Kabbalah to deal with individual problems but to be part of a five thousand years’ worth of history and to hold on knowledge that is worth more than material wealth. Jews have used their thousands of years of expression and turned it into their strength. In 2006, Madonna narrated to the Time Magazine that the main precepts of the Kabbalah Center are that they were placed on earth to aid people. We are supposed to look for ways in which we can help people. Madonna identified her role by helping spread the presence of Kabbalah to the general public. Several people have ended up converting to Judaism.

If you are a reader, you must have come across some writings about Kabbalah by various people. There is a lot of information about Kabbalah on the internet and the Social Media. Though much has been written about Kabbalah, there are still many who do not know what is all about the Kabbalah. It is even unethical that some writers do know nothing about the missions of Kabbalah but still go ahead to write what is wrong. Here is the simple information about Kabbalah and its tasks in this world. First, to have a firm understanding of what Kabbalah is let me take you to the beginning so that we can know where it originated.

Kabbalah was started in 1922. The teacher who began Kabbalah is Rav Yehuda Ashlag. He is the first person who was considered the master of Kabbalah. Before those years the Kabbalah wisdom existed but only a few people knew. The knowledge had not been entirely widespread to the whole world. At that time Rav Yehuda made a decision to make the knowledge and wisdom of Kabbalah to be known to various people across the world. He did that by making Kabbalah modern. It is wise to pass knowledge to others so that there is continuity. So it came a time when Yehuda decide to give the wisdom of Kabbalah to Rav Yehuda Tzvi who was his student so that he can continue to enlighten the people.

It is an organization that is non-profitable. The teachers of the Kabbalah always strive to make the wisdom understood by many people from all races and background. There is no discrimination regarding understanding Kabbalah. All it takes is for one to be dedicated to learning the ways and everything will be okay in the life of the learner. Once you learn the teachings, you should apply them to your entire life. If you perform this, your life will be fulfilled, and you will be able to live and make the world a good living place for you and even for others.

Teachings

There are a lot of lessons that are taught in the Kabbalah Centre. The experience has been designed for years by people who have the wisdom of Kabbalah. The meaning of Kabbalah is a variety of things for different people. The teachings are based on knowledge that is universal and is according to the teachings of the Bible. However, as a student, you will get a lot of wisdom that will help you live in this world comfortable and face the challenges of this world. Students will get instructions that are fit to enable them to live in this harsh world without a lot of issues.

Kabbalah, which is spelled several different ways, is thought to come from sixth century Jews in Spain, Italy and Babylonia. In Hebrew, Kabbalah means “to receive,” referring to the revelations from God that were passed down orally in Judaism. For a long time, rabbis thought that only older men, who understood Hebrew and studied the Hebrew scriptures extensively, would grasp the true, hidden meanings and understand Kabbalah’s esoteric interpretation of them.

While some believe that only male Orthodox Jews should study Kabbalah, the Kabbalah Centre, and later, the Internet, opened up the study of Kabbalah to everyone, including non-Jews and women. Zohar, ancient manuscripts written in Aramaic and said to have been written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, form the basis of Kabbalah. To allow people other than Hasidic scholars to study Kabbalah, it had to be simplified and made more relevant to modern life.


Philip Berg, the charismatic rabbi who founded The Kabbalah Centre, was especially skilled at making the esoteric understandable, however, it’s his widow Karen, who encouraged him to open the first Kabbalah Centre and to allow women and non-Jews to study, even if they could not read Hebrew. The Kabbalah Centre encourages the religious and the secular to join, as they are not a religious institution, nor a place where intensive, scholarly study is required.

At The Kabbalah Centre, individuals are taught how to draw themselves closer to the “light”, which means either the creator or a divine force, depending on the person’s existing belief system. The Centre stresses sharing and humility, and a belief that all human beings must be treated with respect at all times. It’s easy to see why people who work with the top celebrities that studied Kabbalah have said that the former divas became much nicer people.

The Kabbalah Centres are in 40 cities worldwide, and Philip Berg’s widow and his two sons now operate the Kabbalah Centre headquarters in Los Angeles.

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