Kabbalah is a Hebrew word that means accepting or receiving. The term is used to refer to a school in Judaism that specializes with mystics. The school deals with all the ontological questions like the purpose of existence, human beings and nature.
Kabbalah has been in existence for many years. Experts say that it existed since the second century, although most of its teachings became popular in the 10th century, especially among the Israelites. Kabbalah recently found its way in different schools of thought in the modern times. Followers of Kabbalah can get information from one its main books, known as Zohar.
Zohar contains information about the foundation of Kabbalah, the principles, literature and primary ideologies used in Kabbalah teachings. The book discusses the origin of the universe and God’s divinity. The book also defines the concept of evil and good according to the Kabbalah teachings.
The Kabbalah Centre is believed to have been established in the year 1922 by an individual known as Rav Yehuda Ashlag. The institution is currently the largest global firm that is dedicated to spreading important information about Kabbalah. The primary objective of the organization is to give people from all over the world wisdom and power that can improve the quality of life and remove chaos from the community.
The center acts as the only acknowledged source of Kabbalistic wisdom. At the moment, the organization has more than fifty thousand locations in the world. Over five thousand individuals study in the organization every week. The Kabbalah Center provides people with physical locations and several online learning facilities such as lectures, books, download and DVDS.
Rav Yehuda Ashlag started the popular organization in 1922 in the city of Jerusalem. One his students, known as Rav Yehuda Brandwein took over the leadership after he passed away. Rav Brandwein also passed away in 1969, leaving the responsibility of leadership to one Kabbalist known as Rav Berg. Up to date, Rav Berg remains the director and leader of the organization. He is assisted by his wife and two children. Most of the teachings of the organization are based on the Zohar.