Non-Jewish Hollywood stars are starting to follow Kabbalah, a Jewish mysticism that was originally taught only to men over 40. Why are they gravitating to this religion? What makes it so fascinating? It started with Madonna, now other stars like Sandra Bernhard, Britney Spears, and Paris Hilton have become devout follows of the Kabbalah teachings. Even late stars like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sammy Davis were fans of it.
Sandra Bernhard swears by it and says it took away most of the chaos from her life. It helped Paris Hilton cope with her breakup from Nick Carter. She now goes there regularly to find a sense of peace. The Kabbalah website says that the teachings of Kabbalah is ancient wisdom that help create fulfillment and joy with the help of everyday practical tools. It can really change the way a person looks at the world. Sammy Davis wanted to be a part of something bigger. A part of history that has been around for a long time. Being African American, Sammy could relate to the oppression that Jews faced for a long time, it is a way to relate and give him the strength he needed. Elizabeth Taylor was an outspoken advocate for Israel and even supported the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Marilyn Monroe turned to Kabbalah because he could not relate to the fundamentalist Christianity. Kabbalah helped her understand her upbringing better and made her a happier person and Kabbalah’s lacrosse camp.
The Kabbalah Centre International was founded by Philip Berg and Karen Berg in 1984. It is located in Los Angeles. The Kabbalah Centre is a non-profit organization that is a multi-ethnic group of teachers that offer guidance and the study of Kabbalah and the Zohar.
The Kabbalah Centre is seen by traditionalist as not correct. It was traditionally taught to just men over 40 because Rabbis believed that people would not get the complexity of it and misunderstand it. Rav Philip Berg founded The Kabbalah Centre in the United States in the year 1965. The Kabbalah Centre was re-established by Philip Berg and his wife in New York City and learn more about Kabbalah.