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Chapter 12: FAQs About
We learn about Kabbalah by listening, reading, studying in groups and most
importantly, asking questions and receiving answers. Following are some of
the most frequently asked questions drawn from our Web site.
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I have been asking myself about my place in the world. I don’t know
whether Kabbalah is for me. What is Kabbalah all about and what
good will it do me if I study it?
Kabbalah gives one answer to one common question: What is the essence of
my life and my existence? Kabbalah is for those who have been searching for
answers; these people are best suited to studying Kabbalah. Kabbalah shows
man the source and thus, the purpose of his life.
I have always thought that Kabbalah is a secret. Suddenly, Kabbalah
has become the new, hot topic. How did this happen?
For thousands of years it was prohibited to disseminate Kabbalah. Only
during the 20th century, when the books of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda
Ashlag were published, have we been afforded the possibility of studying
Kabbalah without restrictions. His writings are aimed at helping people like
you, those without previous knowledge of Kabbalah. It is permissible to
distribute Kabbalah widely and to teach everyone who is seeking the missing
spiritual elements in his life.
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Is it true that Rabbi Ashlag thought that Kabbalah should be taught
to everyone, Jew and gentile alike? Do you think that the gentile has
a place in the correction process, or is this meant for study by Jews
alone? And what is the correction process all about?
You may have read in the Bible that at the end of the correction all will know
God, from the youngest to the eldest, with no regard to gender or race. The
Kabbalah is about man and the desire to receive, which God created. All