Factors That Make Non-Jewish Hollywood Stars to Embrace Kabbalah
After Madonna’s interest in Jewish mysticism that saw her study the ancient Jewish tradition and open up several Kabbalah Centers, a series of non-Jewish Hollywood stars have followed suit. Some of them include Britney Spears, Sammy Davis, Paris Hilton and the late Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. The stars revealed that they decided to study Kabbalah for different reasons. Sandra Bernhard joined the center to get help on how to cope with her break up. According to the Daily Beast, Marilyn Monroe joined Kabbalah Center to have a close family life. Sammy Davis said that he embraced Kabbalah in order to gain inner strength.
Britney Spears, who was introduced to Kabbalah by Madonna, abandoned Judaism when she broke up with her husband. She renounced all kinds of faiths explaining that her baby is her religion. Madonna said that one of the major concepts of Kabbalah teaching is to help others. Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom that enables people to be delightful and have a lasting fulfillment. However, some Orthodox Jews have been urging the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles to provide Kabbalah teachings to Jews above the age of 40.
About Kabbalah Center
Rav Yehuda Ashlag established Kabbalah Center in 1922. It is the largest international organization specializing in teaching Kabbalah. Its mission is to equip people with the tools and knowledge that can help improve their lives and find stability in this chaotic life. The acknowledged source of Kabbalistic wisdom has offices in 50 locations, with over 5,000 individuals studying every week across the world. They also provide online studies through lectures, books, prayer services, CD’s and DVD’s.
When Rav Yehuda died, his student, Rav Yehuda Brandwein took over the leadership of Kabbalah Center. Rav Brandwein died in 1969 and Kabbalist Rav Berg succeeded him. Berg is the current director of Kabbalah Center. Kabbalah Center bases its teachings on Zohar, the sacred text of kabbalistic wisdom and the writings of the great kabbalists of the world. The Zohar explains the mysteries and the universal spiritual systems featured in the Bible. The center offers students with an environment to grow spiritually, share ideas, and build relationships with like-minded individuals.