Its members, known by the signature red bracelets that they wear, Kabbalah practitioners include some of Hollywood’s most popular celebrities.
Demi Moore, Mischa Barton, Paris Hilton, Gwenyth Paltrow and of course, Madonna have all been drawn to mysterious practice, which traces its origin to the equally enigmatic Zohar.
Shielding themselves from the negative influence of the evil eye, the meaning of the stringy red bracelets, finding a higher purpose in helping others, getting practical scriptural wisdom that helps them deal with the problems that go with fame, celebrities turn to this ancient source of wisdom to bring peace and fulfillment to their lives.
Hollywood Kabbalah practitioners find themselves identifying as part of the larger Jewish community, with conversion to the religion not being infrequent.
While the Kabbalah is not solely for celebrities, because of the profound intellectual appeal of its non dogmatic esotericism, historically this is the group with whom the practice initially attracts a following.
For many celebrities, the Kabbalah can provide an introduction to the Jewish religion that drew their earlier predecessors: Preaching to the converted: how Kabbalah keeps on growing. Elizabeth Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Marilyn Monroe and Jim Croce.
The devotion to Kabbalah and Judaism often impacts not just the convert, but extends a broad range of their benefactors.
Following her conversion to the faith after studying Kabbalah, Elizabeth Taylor became highly involved in causes to support the nation of Israel that included fund raisers, the cancellation of trips and events that conflicted with her beliefs or that supported anti Jewish causes and an offer to exchange herself for the 103 Jewish nationals taken hostage from an Air France Jet by German and Palestinian terrorists in 1977 to learn more: https://livestream.com/Kabbalah-Centre-Europe click here.
Sammy Davis Jr.’s devotion to Judaism began during conversations with the hospital rabbi, when he was being treated for the fatal injuries he sustained during an automobile accident in 1954. Following his conversion he become a committed believer, refusing to work on the High Holy Day, Yom Kippur.
Of course, nowadays the media reports every time that Madonna is seen at a Kabbalah Centre, seeing spiritual guidance. The singer’s commitment to Kabbalah led to her opening several Centres to spread the word throughout the world.
About Kabbalah Centre
Rabbi Philip Berg and his wife Elizabeth began fulfilling their mission of spreading Kabbalah to Jews and non-Jews alike by opening their first Kabbalah Centre in Southern California, without funding in 1984. Since then, several Kabbalah Centres have opened around the globe, spreading the powerful teaching in the familiar building centers and through internet-based instruction.