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Kabbalah center isn't just for celebs
Associated Press
Published: 10.11.12, 07:43
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1. 13th century CE is not ancient
Dati Leumi Jew ,   Israel   (11.10.12)
and every educated scholar (not superstitious mystic) knows that Moses De Leon was the author of the Zohar, which has no connection whatsoever with Simon bar Yochai and that such anti-science, supernatural voodoo contradicts Rambam and Torah.
2. The Primary Texts
Adam Neira ,   Paris, France   (11.10.12)
The Pentateuch (“Five Tools” in Ancient Greek) and the other books of the Tanach are the primary books of Judaism. All the other books such as the Talmud, Zohar and other Kabbalistic texts are derivatives.
3. Another branch ?
Michael ,   Haifa   (11.10.12)
Why not in Port-au-Prince, Haiti ?
4. #2 Ancient Greek Irrelevant
Cyberbrain ,   World   (11.10.12)
Ancient Judaism Hebrew and Aramaic, the antithesis of Greek and its mythology.
5. Kabbalah
Edouard ,   Canada   (11.10.12)
An other good buisness People are so stupid ,
6. BTW - the graphic, a hamsa, originally "had of Ishtar"
Cyberbrain ,   World   (11.10.12)
then "Hand of Fatima" (Muslim), then "Hand of Miriam" (Jews), and "Hand of Mary" (Christians). Total idolatry (avoda zara)
7. Shimon Bar Yohai
roger ,   zurich switzerland   (11.10.12)
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai, architect of the Kabbalah and one of the authors of the Zohar, wrote this: ''Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed'. This is a chilling call to genocide, a call to slaughter all Gentiles, a ferocious declaration of racial and religious war. So here we have one of the founders of classical rabbinical Judaism who wanted to wipe out all non-Jews, good and bad.
8. Sick people
Sagi   (11.10.12)
with sick minds producing a sick society.
9. #7 read #1 and get a clue
Cyberbrain ,   World   (11.10.12)
10. To all of you who posted
ilyse   (11.11.12)
"The fools on the hill" Writing about things that you have no idea what you are talking about..
11. Kabbala Center
Ari S ,   Sarasota, Florida   (11.11.12)
The Kabbalah Center is a destructive cult that is led by the Berg family. It is not really Kabbalah. They are more interested in selling overpriced pieces of red string and overpriced bottles of water than anything else.
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (11.11.12)
13. Rabbis once called it what it was. Forbidden Magic.
Josh   (11.12.12)
Rabbinically speaking it had been outlawed. As far as Torah, I am of course of the strong opinion that kabbalah is contrary to showing G-d respect. Men playing G-d and trying to control G-d with repetitious structured word. Magic? Regardless of what I think, the fact that men go crazy reading it points to the very real curse of insanity. How could reading real Torah bring a curse? It can't of course otherwise G-d would be unrighteous. Asur is more than a word, we see living knowledge of its effects.
14. This particular 'Kabbalah' cult
Jewish dude ,   London   (11.12.12)
I got given a small prayer book by one of these cult members. It looked like a real preayer book. On reading some of this I discovered that the Berg Kabbalah cult It's nothing to do with Judaism. Lots of wierd stuff about this 'rabbi' berg's religion Jesus and saying Jews deserved to die in the holocaust because they never followed Rabbi Berg's religion it's a load of sick nonsense as much to do with mainstream Judaism or real Kabbalah as Scientology has connection to Catholicism. This is a sick cult and as Jews we need to take responsibilty and condemn this. Ignoring it and treating it as harmelss spirituality is wrong.
15. Tzfat Kabbalah Center is authentic and real
Ruth appelbaum ,   Tel Aviv- Israel   (11.13.12)
nothing to do with the Cult Centre of LA or Tel Aviv, or any other place where this family opened brunches of their cult.
16. Kabbalah Center
David ,   Israel Givataim   (11.13.12)
Kabbalah Center great organization. It gives to people important tools to improve their lifes. For my 10 years of studing it get me a lot.I became realy different person. More successful in most areas
17. to 7
David ,   Givataim israel   (11.13.12)
First Rabbi S.Bar Yohai never said that you mentioned. Second For example Rambam said that the best of doctors should to be killed. And Rambam by himself was... a doctor. Did he meant what he also should be killed? That the realy Rambam mentioned that all the doctors while their becoming good doctors their making many mistakes in their learning and people paying for their experience by their life . So many ancient spiritual books were written by codes . To take things out of their context and to lie not giving respect to nobody.But if yout Mr Roger enjoy to be antesimite nobody can stop you. Enjoy it
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