Why Kabbalah? Why Now? - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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Why Kabbalah? Why Now?

The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to live in the reality that is spread before us. It is a systematic method that has evolved over thousands of years, taught by a handful of unique individuals in every generation. Their task has been to ensure that the truths of Kabbalah would be given to those ready to receive them.

During all that time, Kabbalah was concealed from the public (which was not yet ready to receive it), until the current generation; it was this generation for which this method was specifically developed. That is why The Zohar, the Ari and Baal HaSulam (Rav Yehuda Ashlag, the author of HaSulam (The Ladder), a commentary on the Zohar) reveal that from this time forward, the Kabbalah will become a simple and genuine way of life, open to all, with no restrictions. This approach originated in 1995, and we are currently in the midst of this process to expand the reach of Kabbalah.

Why our generation? Because the souls that descend to this world and dress in our bodies evolve from generation to generation. Ultimately, they will arrive at a point of questioning the meaning of their very existence.

The question will form: “What is the meaning of my life?” or “What am I living for?” It will arise not only if we are in constantly intensifying pain, but also if we are filled with peace, fulfillment and pleasure. When the pain of this question suddenly surfaces, it knocks us flat, before we find the solution in drifting in the currents of everyday life.

The wisdom of the Kabbalah allows us to come to know the “Upper World” – the very system that monitors and leads reality. That includes the reality of this world, the whole of humanity and each and every one of us at any given moment. With the help of Kabbalah, we can control the system of the worlds and determine how to conduct our daily lives, which makes this wisdom necessary for everyone.