The Kabbalah Center is a spiritual institution that is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. The organization offers Zohar and Kabbalistic teachings to people across the globe. Philip Berg is renowned as the brains behind the institution’s teaching approaches. He enlisted his wife’s help in developing the Kabbalah presentation. Both Philip and Karen Berg have been instrumental in ensuring that the Kabbalah educates people irrespective of their backgrounds.
In 1922, Rav Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein built the first Kabbalah Center in Israel. In 1965, the institution was later redeveloped by Philip Berg in the US to focus on Judaism’s mystic and secretive traditions. When the couple launched the Kabbalah Center in the US, it was called The National Research Institute of Kabbalah. Philip and Karen fulfilled Yehuda’s wishes by ensuring that the institution garners international followers. After the death of Philip Berg, Karen was joined by Michael in the management of the center. Followers of the Kabbalistic teachings can now visit centers based in Toronto, New York City, and London.
The Kabbalistic Teachings
The Kabbalah Center stands out from other spiritual institutions because of its Kabbalistic teachings. Several Kabbalistic lessons are similar to Christianity and Islam. For example, the Holy Bible offers Christians insights on the passage of the red sea. This story is also narrated in Kabbalistic books. Rav Philip Berg was an advocate of the Zohar. He stressed on how the universe and human beings are related as narrated in the Zohar.
The Kabbalah Center has attracted support from prominent figures such as politicians and artists. Madonna, who is a prominent musician, has been spotted severally wearing the red string on her wrist. This string is used by followers of the Kabbalah Center to protect them against spiritual enemies. Madonna has also partnered with the Kabbalah Center in philanthropic endeavors. She funded the Raising Malawi Project that was initiated by the center to offer assistance to Malawians.