make it short and simple , but that explains it all :)

it’s a bit like witchcraft or it has nothing to do?

8 Responses to “can someone explain me the belief of kabbalah?”

  • Unsolved Miseries:

    In a word: Judeo-paganism

  • John Paul:

    CULT

  • jethom33545:

    Supposedly there are mystical messages in the Torah based on bible type codes and numerology.More superstitious crap.Another reason to ignore Madonna.

  • gatita:

    Kabbalah is the name applied to the whole range of Jewish mystical activity. While codes of Jewish law focus on what it is God wants from man, kabbalah tries to penetrate deeper, to God’s essence itself.

    There are elements of kabbalah in the Bible, for example, in the opening chapter of Ezekiel, where the prophet describes his experience of the divine: “… the heavens opened and I saw visions of God…. I looked and lo, a stormy wind came sweeping out of the north-a huge cloud and flashing fire, surrounded by a radiance; and in the center of the fire, a gleam as of amber” (1:1,4). The prophet then describes a divine chariot and the throne of God.

    The rabbis of the Talmud regarded the mystical study of God as important yet dangerous. A famous talmudic story tells of four rabbis, Azzai, Ben Zoma, Elisha ben Abuyah, and Akiva who would meet together and engage in mystical studies. Azzai, the Talmud records, “looked and went mad [and] Ben Zoma died.” Elisha ben Abuyah became a heretic and left Judaism. Rabbi Akiva alone “entered in peace and left in peace.” It was this episode, the later experiences of individuals who became mentally unbalanced while engaging in mystical activities, and the disaster of the false Messiah Shabbetai Zevi that caused seventeenth-century rabbis to legislate that kabbalah should be studied only by married men over forty who were also scholars of Torah and Talmud. The medieval rabbis wanted the study of kabbalah limited to people of mature years and character.

    The most famous work of kabbalah, the Zohar, was revealed to the Jewish world in the thirteenth century by Moses De Leon, who claimed that the book contained the mystical writings of the second-century rabbi Simeon bar Yochai. The Zohar is written in Aramaic (the language of the Talmud) in the form of a commentary on the five books of the Torah. Whereas most commentaries interpret the Torah as a narrative and legal work, mystics are as likely to interpret it “as a system of symbols which reveal the secret laws of the universe and even the secrets of God”

    kabbalah has long been one of the important areas of Jewish thought. Ideas that many contemporary Jews might think of as un-Jewish sometimes are found in the kabbalah, most notably, the belief in reincarnation (gilgul neshamot). Between 1500 and 1800, Scholem has written, “kabbalah was widely considered to be the true Jewish theology,” and almost no one attacked it. With the Jewish entrance into the modern world, however-a world in which rational thinking was more highly esteemed than the mystical-kabbalah tended to be downgraded or ignored. In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in kabbalah, and today it is commonly studied among Hasidic Jews, and among many non­-Orthodox Jews who are part of the counterculture.

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  • Rico JPA:

    No. No one can give you a short and simple explanation. True Kabbalah, not the Modonna endorsed pop version, is a METHOD of esoteric interpretation of the Torah. Traditionally, it was practiced only by Torah observant Jews. Generally, the methodology was passed from a master to a student. The student would not have been accepted by a master unless that student had already been an accomplished Torah scholar for most of his adult life. Anyone under 40 years old was generally considered to be too young and immature to embark on these serious studies. Although it is described as Jewish mysticism, it has nothing to do with magic or witchcraft.

  • Oren:

    Kabbalah is not a religion and therefore, there is no belief in kabbalah!
    Kabbalah is a science. It is a wisdom. It teaches the structure of the world, and the reason behind everything in our reality.
    In Kabbalah, just like in every science you don’ t have to believe anything! Instead you make observations and a study and than attain the next level all by yourself and within yourself.

  • allonyoav:

    Kabbalah is just an alternative way of understanding the Torah. It has no beliefs- it is part of Jewish study and its beliefs are those of Judaism.

    However, Kabbalah as pitched by the “Kabbalah Centre” run byt the Bergs or the “Bnei Brak Institute” run by Michael Laitman is a scam and rip-off. they take one text (the Zohar), present it as if it is the totality of Kabbalah, teach rubbish claiming it is from the Zohar, knowing that the vast majority of the people in their cults have no knowledge of Aramaiv, the language of the Zohar, and thus will never know what is actually inside it. The “Kabbalah Centre” is the far more destructive aof the two cults, but neither is teaching anything even remotely resembling the real thing- “holy water”, “kabbalah charms”, red strings and the other nonsense they peddle is meaningless- just adidtional ways to get money from the gullible

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