Hollywood celebrities are increasingly embracing the Kabbalah, an ancient Jewish wisdom, despite them being non-Jews. It all began with Madonna enrolling at a Kabbalah Center and then opening several Kabbalah centers in the U.S. She then introduced Britney Spears, her longtime friend, to Kabbalah teachings. What followed was a mass enrollment by celebrities, such as Sandra Bernhard, Sammy Davis, Paris Hilton, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor among many others. This move left many wondering about what could be so fascinating about Kabbalah that attracted these celebrities.
What the Celebrities Had to Say
Speaking in different forums, most of the celebrities explained how Kabbalah teachings had positively transformed their lives. For Sandra Bernhard, Kabbalah swept out almost all chaos in her life. Paris Hilton, on the other hand, enrolled at Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles upon separating with Nick Carter. She was given a Kabbalah bracelet that, according to her, sorts out her life issues.
Other celebrities study Kabbalah for reasons not attached to their personal lives. For the late Sammy Davis, he was fascinated by the 5000 years old wisdom to the point that he felt the urge to learn it. He told Time Magazine that his African-American background also compelled him to enroll for Kabbalah, with the aim of acquiring the inner strength that Jews have demonstrated for the last 5000 years. He argued that African-Americans and Jews had previously been subjected to oppression but Jews, unlike Africans, always had the strength to overcome this oppression. This outward admiration of the Jewish culture played a key role in luring Sammy Davis into Kabbalah. Marilyn Monroe, on the other hand, enrolled for Kabbalah for she was uncomfortable with her Christianity upbringing. The late Elizabeth Taylor joined Kabbalah at a time when she was leading a pro-Israel Activism.
n an interview with Time Magazine, Madonna explained that she was attracted to Kabbalah’s perception of helping other people. She, therefore, took it upon herself to help as many people as possible access Kabbalah teachings.
About Los Angeles Kabbalah Center
Kabbalah centers were established in the United States about 50 years ago. 1964 is the year that Rav Berg opened up the Los Angeles branch.
The Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles regularly makes donations to humanitarian organizations such as the American Red Cross.