Many Hollywood stars have shown interest in the Jewish mysticism. This was started by Madonna who went to great lengths to learn and understand the ancient Jewish tradition. This included Madonna opening up more than one Kabbalah centers across the nation. This trend was later followed by Hollywood stars such as Paris Hilton, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Sandra Bernhard just to mention a few. While it’s okay to be interested in the Jewish Kabbalah, the question is why the interest was more evident in non-Jewish stars? This interest has seen some of the stars go to a point of even converting to Judaism. Sandra Bernhard claimed via the Los Angeles Times that the Kabbalah had gotten rid of about 80 percent of the chaos in her life. This was also concurred by Paris Hilton who said that upon breaking up with Nick Carter, she would spend a lot of her time in Kabbalah centers.
Such information may trigger the curiosity of what this Kabbalah is all about. Well, the Kabbalah Center is a non-profit organization that is based in Los Angeles and offers lessons on the Kabbalistic teachings as well as the Zohar via the web. The Kabbalah Center also offers lessons through city-based centers as well as study groups across the globe. The roots of the Kabbalah Center were planted by Rav Yehuda Ashlag who is considered the first master of the Kabbalah to modernize the guarded wisdom. He aimed at making sure that the Kabbalah wisdom became accessible to everyone.
The Kabbalah Center has gone great lengths to ensure that the knowledge is disseminated to the entire world. Before the Kabbalah Center, the wisdom of the Kabbalah was substantially hidden. This knowledge was only accessible to a particular social class of socially dignified men. Today, the Kabbalah Center is the acknowledged source of Kabbalistic wisdom and has over 50 locations across the world. The center offers teachings to over 5000 people every week. The teachings are even offered through prayer services, books, and downloads, DVDs as well as CDs. The teachings of the Kabbalah are based on the Zohar. This is the foundational holy scriptures of the Kabbalistic wisdom and the writing of the greatest ever Kabbalists.