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For thousands of years, Kabbalah has successfully remained focused on its mission of obtaining the hidden knowledge of God, such as God’s creations for the visible and invisible universe. Until now, Kabbalah is explained as a concealed knowledge or Jewish mysticism. Kabbalah has been presented as ancient wisdom passed down via oral traditional to handpicked individuals starting from Adam to Abraham, and eventually to Moses. Centuries ago, this knowledge was reserved for a select group of married men aged 40 years and above. Precisely, the Jews’ general preference was responsible for limiting the spread of Kabbalah teachings and more information click here.

Factors that hindered the spread of Kabbalah

Jewish men in their early 20s and late30s could choose to study directly from a qualified Kabbalist. However, personal studies were met with strict restrictions. Accessing written materials such as books and manuscripts proved to a difficult task since they were scarce and expensive. Women, children, and uneducated men were never considered for any formal training irrespective of if the training sessions were taking place next to their homes. The main reason behind the restrictions of Kabbalah dissemination is that it exposed Godly matters that were a bit concealed in Torah. This ancient knowledge focused on the inner characters of God rather than outer perceptions and learn more about Kabbalah Centre.

The rise of Kabbalah

In the early 13 century, more people started to study Kabbalah and its aspects were introduced into traditional Jewish rituals and beliefs. Between 1500 and 1800, the wisdom became popular among Jewish communities based in the Middle East and Europe. Jerusalem became a promising center for studying Kabbalah in the 1900s and attracted men from all over the world, including Rav Yehuda Ashlag, the brains behind The Kabbalah Center. He was born back in 1885 in Warsaw and brought up by a Chasidic family. He had an opportunity to study the traditional Jewish education. He started learning Kabbalah at a tender age, and the works of Rav Isaac Luria impressed him a lot. RavAshlag recruited several students but increasingly focused on sharpening the skills of one of his most talented and committed students, RavBrandwein. After the demise of RavAshlag, Brandwein took up the responsibility of disseminating the Kabbalah wisdom. With the help of his wife (Karen), Brandwein introduced Kabbalah in the U.S. by instituting a Kabbalah Center and resume its.

Adam Milstein is known for his active philanthropist work as well as his success as a real estate investor. Over the years, he has supported many programs to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish People residing in the United States and abroad.

Adam is presently the MD at the well known commercial real estate company named Hager Pacific Properties. The company is the owner of many commercial and industrial real estate properties throughout the country and help manages them. He is also the National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council which he helped cofound. Apart from that, he is also associated with many other organizations such as Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, AISH Los Angeles, Jewish Funders Network and others where he holds important positions. He also started an organization, Sifriyat Pijama B’America that provides books written in Hebrew to the Israeli-Jewish-American Families who want to learn the Jewish values.

Adam Milstein and his wife, Gila Milstein are the co-founders of a Foundation named Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation through which he contributes to many organizations in the country and abroad. The primary focus of their foundation is to consult and partner with organizations to support programs that can help elevate Jewish education system and help build a strong Jewish community in the country. He not only spends money on such programs but also take out time to support these programs through his time and his expertise.

Adam was resident o Israel and served in the IDF during the Yom Kippur War. But, once the war was over, he wanted to do something more with his life and started studying. He graduated from the Technion in 1978 top of his class. He then came to the US in 1981 and earned his MBA degree in Entrepreneurship from USC and began to work in the commercial real estate industry in Southern California after that. While he started as a real estate broker, he wanted to do something big and started his career as a real estate investor in which he was exceedingly successful. He currently lives in Encino in California along with his wife, three children, and three grandchildren.

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The firing of a Catholic Priest at Seton Hall University has caused outrage and protests among students.

According to reports, Father Warren Hall was fired from his position as Director of Ministry at the university. Father Hall alleges he was fired after he published a post to Facebook opposing discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

According to Father Hall the firing happened shortly after he shared a “No H8” meme on Facebook. The university denies that Father Hall was let go because of his Facebook activities, but students have begun a petition for his reinstatement. They are also planning to petition Archbishop John J. Myers for help.

Folks at The Aspire New Brunswick have heard that the Archdiocese has released a statement calling Father Hall’s allegations “bogus”. According to the statement, Hall’s position was part of a planned reassignment. The archdiocese of Newark reserves the right to reassign individual priests in a variety different positions.

The Catholic church has been criticized in recent years for their stance on gay rights and gay marriage. The church is staunchly opposed to gay marriage as they believe the bible states marriage should occur between a man and a woman. Pope Francis, the current leader of the religion, appears to be more modern in his thinking. He has neither criticized or openly accepted homosexuality.

There must be something in the bottled water that legislators drink in Oklahoma. Several state lawmakers have an aversion to accepting people’s basic rights. Oklahoma legislators have always been a God-fearing bunch of hat-wearing, bull riding do-gooders, but they seem to be taking their narrow-minded thinking too far.

State Representation Chuck Strohm recently introduced House Bill 1371. That bill, if passed, would create the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act. The bill says businesses can refuse to participate in any service or ceremony that conflicts with their religious beliefs. In essence, About.me reports that the bill is giving businesses an out when it comes to dealing with same-sex partners.

Representative. Emily Virgin’s amendment spells out the specifics of the bill. As long as businesses post in advance what sort of behavior conflicts with their religious beliefs then the bill makes sense. Virgin’s amendment makes it clear that same-sex relationships, gender identity and race are all causes to discriminate as long as businesses don’t hide their bigotry. Give people notice that certain behavior is not welcome.

The people of Oklahoma have a lot of work to do when it comes to accepting the basic principles of the constitution. Some lawmakers in the state want to bring their religion into state decision-making, and that just doesn’t work.