Popularity of Kabbalah Centers Among Hollywood Celebrities
In the recent past, numerous Hollywood celebrities have expressed their desire to join the Jewish Kabbalah belief. Some of those who already practiced it include Madonna, the late Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears, the late Sammy Davis, Paris Hilton, and others. According to Madonna, she joined Kabbalah in order to help other people. That means she had to spread the Kabbalah message the world over. Before she died, Elizabeth Taylor explained that her interest of practicing Kabbalah led to her conversion to Judaism religion and also being a pro-Israel advocate.
Another celebrity, the late Sammy Davis was quoted by Time Magazine saying that he joined Kabbalah in order to be part of the earliest religion on earth. He added that it was through hundreds of years of oppression that made Jews to be strong and he wanted to input his strength through Kabbalah. Sammy Davis further added that Judaism is believed to offer spiritual peace and honesty as compared to other beliefs and what Kabbalah knows.
About Kabbalah Center
Kabbalah Center is a not-for-profit institution based in Los Angeles, CA. It offers Zohar and Kabbalistic lessons to its members at regional-based centers or through online platforms. The Kabbalah center was created by Philip Berg and his spouse Karen Berg. The center has ethnic diversity of teachers taking students through kabbalistic study and training. The traditional belief of Kabbalah was complex and misunderstood that only male students over 40 years were allowed learn it. However, according to the late Rabbi Philip Berg, Kabbalah was simplified in order to give biblical figures.
History of Kabbalah Center
Rav Berg founded the first National Research Institute of Kabbalah in 1965. However, the first step towards creating a center to teach Kabbalah studies in the United States began in 1984 in New York. Later, the Los Angeles Kabbalah Center was established. Today, the Kabbalah Center has more than 50 offices across the world, including some in major cities like London, Toronto, NY, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Johannesburg. The study of Kabbalah is believed to bring love and peace in chaotic situations. The Kabbalah Center has both Jews and non-Jews members, including chevre and staff.