It seems like decades ago that Madonna first made a splash by announcing her conversion to the teaching of Kabbalah. She wore the red string bracelet, stopped having Friday night concerts and spoke about the Kabbalah Centre any opportunity she had. She was quickly followed by throngs of celebrity influencers who, for the most part, were not of Jewish descent.
Today, not much has changed. A recent article in Jerusaleum Online again addressed the question of why so many Hollywood stars are drawn to Kabbalah. The article quoted many famous celebrities of the past who sought something larger than themselves within the teachings. Many of these, including Elizabeth Taylor, famously converted to Judiaism and what Kabbalah knows.
Among the reasons outlined in the article, the overarching theme was one of peace and a focus on something greater, especially within the type of chaotic worlds these celebrities find themselves in on a daily basis. Shockingly enough, one of the most moving stories in the article comes from Paris Hilton, who remembers driving immediately to the Kabbalah Centre after undergoing a rough breakup. She went to the Kabbalah Centre to find peace and to surround herself with support and more information click here.
The main focus of Kabbalah has been to come closer to finding the concealed knowledge of God. This includes what can be seen and what can not. It isn’t a shock that these celebrities who have the world at their feet search for something greater than themselves to guide their path.
The Kabbalah Centre was originally established in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlang. The famous Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles opened its doors in 1984 with the approach to begin its students with teachings that don’t require or make much reference to Jewish and Hebrew texts and religion. Traditionally Kabbalah Centre teachings were reserved for males over the age of 40. However, all are welcome at the Los Angeles Kabbalah Centre.