The first Kabbalah Centre was founded in 1922, and it was an event that changed the history of Kabbalahism forever. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that has been on the earth since humankind existed. Kabbalaists believe that this spirituality began around the time that Jewish traditions were formed, which was in the days after the flood of Noah.
For centuries, Kabbalah was passed down from generation to generation among the priests and elders of the Jewish nation. You had to belong to this elite group of people or you were not eligible to know the principles of wisdom. When Rav Ashtag founded the first Kabbalah Centre in Israel, the old tradition came to an end. Rav Ashtag opened the door for everyone who was interested in learning and studying Kabbalah.
By 2016, there were Centres in five cities in the U.S. and 40 worldwide. The history of Kabbalah is recorded on ancient documents mostly written in Hebrew and Greek. The Centres are able to translate them and study the principles that they hold. Kabbalah is not studied like most subjects; the instructors present the principles so that the student can then apply them to their individual lives.
Kabbalah Centres are more than places to study Kabbalah. Anyone who is interested in Kabbalah is welcome. Along with classes, materials are sold, dinners are held so the students can fellowship, and volunteering events are held.
Karen Berg and her son are now leaders of the U.S. Centres, and she sees volunteering as a very significant part of experiencing Kabbalah. She believes it changes mindsets and attitudes that were once self-centered into attitudes of giving. She believes that there is no way to learn this principle except by doing it.
For those who do not live in close proximity to a Kabbalah Centre, the Bergs began the Kabbalah Centre online and the Kabbalah University for students around the world. Kabbalahism believes that there is joy inside every human being with great potential to succeed. The Kabbalah Centres encourage students to practice the wisdom of Kabbalah in their everyday life.
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