You wouldn’t think it but one of the growing trends among Hollywood elites is the study of an ancient Jewish mysticism called Kabbalah. The most important figure in Hollywood leading this charge is Madonna. She has opened up numerous Kabbalah centres and has exposed other celebrities to Kabbalah.
The Kabbalah centre in Los Angeles is home to many people including celebrities struggling with various difficulties in life. Paris Hilton, after her breakup with Nick Carter, admitted that the Kabbalah Centre has helped her cope with her split. This Jewish mysticism is based on the Zohar, the fundamental text studied in the Kabbalah centre. It has a very treasured and holy place in the jewish religion. The Centre was opened up originally in Jerusalem in 1922 by Rabbi Yehudah Ashlag. Rabbi Yehudah is most famous for his translation and commentary on the Kabbalah and Zohar from Aramaic to Hebrew.
It also holds special services and prayers. One of the central points that the Kabbalah centre tries to impart on its members is that the purpose of life is to help others with whatever means you can. For some people that can be a life of activism, and for others it can be a life of humanitarian. Many celebrities have used the Kabbalah centre as a springboard for a full conversion into Judaism including the late Elizabeth Taylor.
Despite the growing attention and rapid growth by the Kabbalah Centre, things haven’t always been so smooth. Many celebrities have treated Kabbalah as the latest hip flavor of the month to be adopted and thrown away. Some celebrities, like Britney Spears, have since transitioned to Hinduism or Buddhism in their search for some truth. It has also been attacked from the more orthodox sections of Judaism declining to endorse their mass teaching style open to the public. Undeterred by these stumbles the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles and Kabbalah Centre across the world continue to grow and teach people the hidden mysticism contained in Judaism.