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A Dictionary of Kabbalah and Kabbalists
A cult invented in the s by a fake Rabbi called Michael Berg. He basically just read all the books on the subject and created a million-pound enterprise aimed at getting money out of gullible celebrities like Madonna, etc. Isaac Luria famous mediaeval Kabbalist : The way to enlightenment is to meditate upon the secret teachings which the Lord has hidden within the scriptures. A once secretive, proud tradition that only the wisest Torah scholars could study, and for good reasons.
The knowledge and understanding that Kaballah can bring has overwhelmed some the wisest scholars in Jewish history, driving them to the brink of madness.
To study Kaballah, a man had to be AT LEAST 40 years old, and has to have grown a beard and raised a family, activities which require nearly infinite patience. However, thanks to Madonna and other opportunists, Jewish mysticism has been degraded into a new fad that any putz with a red string on his wrist can claim to understand.
Anybody who thinks that a red bracelet will make him wise or holy is delusional. Famous Kabbalah masters have included Rabbi Loew, who constructed a living golem from clay to protect the jewish people, and Rabbi Akiva , who entered the Garden of Eden while still alive, learned its secrets, and lived to tell the tale. A set of beliefs based on mysticism brought to the forefront by a Jewish guy from Brooklyn who charges money for "enlightenment".
One minute he's playing stickball with his buddies on Avenue C trying to figure out a good hustle the next minute he's the self-proclaimed Moses of Capitalism.
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