WHY KABBALAH TODAY

The Light of Hanukkah and the Light of the Zohar are one and the same. This spiritual Light and radiant force of energy is called in Hebrew, the “OR GANUZ” which translates as the Hidden Light. This Light is the Light of immortality, paradise, happiness and a world of perfection. This ancient Light has been hidden since the very moment of creation. It is destined to be revealed at our Redemption at the End of Time.

In other words, this Hidden Light is the power of the Messiah.

This is the power that we tap into during Hanukkah and each time we open up our Zohar and scan or meditate upon the letters. Below are just a few quotes over the last 2000 years from Kabbalists on the power and importance of the book called Zohar.

Let’s combine Hanukkah and Zohar this Shabbat because when Shabbat ends, Hanukkah begins.

And that means the power of the Hidden Light of Paradise—the Power of Zohar—is revealed to all mankind.

“The essence of the Redemption depends upon learning Kabbalah…”

—VILNA GAON (GENIUS OF VILNA) 18TH CENTURY  KABBALIST

 

“There is no greater pleasure for G-d in all the creation than when His children below involve themselves in the wisdom of Kabbalah”

—KABBALIST ISAAC LURIA (16H CENTURY)

 

“And because in this merit (of studying Zohar) the Messiah will come in the future — and not by any other merit. Therefore, it is not proper to be discouraged in the study of Kabbalah.”

—KABBALIST RABBI ABRAHAM AZULAI 16TH CENTURY

 

“Without knowing the wisdom of the Kabbalah, one is like a beast And even if one is very involved in business matters and very preoccupied,he shouldn’t exempt himself from occupying himself in this wisdom [Kabbalah].”

—KABBALIST RABBI ABRAHAM AZULAI 16TH CENTURY

 

I live among the crooked& foolish…They think knowledge of God (Kabbalah)is witchcraft and sorcery”

—KABBALIST IBN GABIROL 11TH CENTURY

 

“(Saint) Paul had studied the Kabbalah at the feet of Gamaliel the Rabbi.”

—ALBERT PIKE CIVIL WAR GENERAL, LAYWER AND LEADER OF SCOTTISH RITE

 

“With this book of Zohar, people will not have to undergo tests of judgement…it will be like Noah’s Ark.”

—THE ZOHAR

 

“And all of their excuses and reasons [for not studying Kabbalah] are totally inadequate.”

—RABBI S.ELIYASHIY 19TH CENTURY

 

“Because of this work, the Book of the Zohar, The Israelites will be redeemed from exile.”

—THE HOLY ZOHAR (3, 124b)

 

The study of the book of the Zohar is a great help to purify and to bring sanctity to the soul and even if one doesn’t know what he’s saying and makes many mistakes while reading, it is of great importance to the Holy One Blessed Be He.

—KABBALIST ELIEZER PAPO (1785–1828)

 

“One who does not merit to understand The Zohar, he should nevertheless learn, because the language of the Zohar purifies the soul”

—RAV MEIR PAPIRASH (a student of the Ari, Rav Isaac Luria, 16th century)

 

“It is necessary to read in the Book ofZohar even when he does not know what it says, because it is a great correction to the Shechinah (The Female Divine Presence) and to his own soul as it is known for various reasons.”

—TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT LE ha RAMAZ

 

Even if an evil and wicked person enters the study of the Zohar he will experience one of two things: Either he will return in repentance and become a righteous, or it will push him away completely in the same way Noah’s ark pushed away the evils and those who had sinned among the beasts and the cattle.”

—KABBALIST RABBI MOSES CORDOVERO (16TH CENTURY)

 

The study of the Zohar is more elevated than any other study, even if he doesn’t know what he is saying and even if he makes mistakes. And it is a great spiritual correction for the deepest part of the soul.”

—KABBALIST RABBI JOSEPH DAVID AZULAI (1724 – 1806)

 

“From the year 1540 onward, it is most important that all study the Kabbalah in public and preoccupy themselves with the study of Kabbalah. For through the merit of Kabbalah and in fact solely through Kabbalah will the Messiah appear and forever banish all war, destruction, social injustice, and above all, man’s inhumanity.”

—KABBALIST ABRAHAM AZULAI (1570–1643)

 

 

Billy Phillips

Billy Phillips has been a student of Kabbalist Rav Berg and Karen Berg since 1989. He has been instrumental in helping to make Kabbalah accessible for the masses working on both private and public projects under the guidance of Kabbalist Rav Berg. He has lectured on a variety of topics, most notably the profound connection between Kabbalah, Christianity, Islam and the world of Science.

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. David says:

    Amazing to see all of these quotes in one place

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*