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do you know websites about kabbalah from jewish studios.. what’s the connection between kabbalah and the hebrew bible? is the kabbalah a sect inside of the judaism? what’s the concept of God in kabbalah? what do you learn in kabbalah? please help me with my questions thanks

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  1. Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism. It mostly deals with ascribing divine and spiritual meanings to otherwise mundane actions and objects. It is not a stand alone branch of Judaism, rather it is an additional set of traditions and customs. Most Jews do not take kabbalah seriously, and it does not really impact their everyday lives. However, certain kabbalistic concepts do pop up every now and then in mainstream Judaism, so I suppose it isn’t completely ignored.
    Despite what Maddona might think, you can’t really understand Kabbalah without knowing Judaism; kabbalah really only adds to or interprets Judaism and isn’t a separate system of beliefs.

  2. In the Jewish faith, it’s also said that no person under the age of 40 should attempt the study of Kabbalah, because it can be rather disturbing.
    Michael J gives a very good answer.

  3. Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism. The ‘cult’ of Kabbalah is nonsense because you can’t have Kabbalah without Judaism. It is also said that Jews should not study Kabbalah until they are 40.
    The link between the Bible and Kabbalah is that true kabbalists follow the laws of the bible. Kabbalah is not a sect it is part of the religion, you do not have to study it but many do.
    If for Kabbalah you read Judaism in your last two questions that will answer them.

  4. Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה”Ž, Tiberian: qabːɔˈlÉ”h, Qabbālāh, Israeli: Kabala) literally means “receiving”, and is sometimes transliterated as Cabala, Kabbala, Qabalah, or other spellings. It is held authoritative by most Orthodox Jews. According to its adherents, intimate understanding and mastery of the Kabbalah brings man spiritually closer to God and as a result humanity can be empowered with higher insight into the inner-workings of God’s creation.
    The origins of the actual term Kabbalah are unknown and disputed to belong either to the Morish (in Muslim Spain) philosopher, Iba Gabriol, Solomon ibn Gabirol, (1021 – 1058) or to the 13th century CE Spanish Kabbalist Bahya ben Asher. While other terms are used in many religious documents from the 2nd century CE till the present day, the term Kabbalah has become the main descriptive of Jewish esoteric knowledge and practices. Main Kabbalistic literature that served as the basis for most of the development of Kabbalistic thought divides between early works such as Bahir and Heichalot (believed to be dated 1st Century CE, and later works dated 13th century CE of which the main book is the Zohar representing the main source for the Contemplative Kabbalah (“Kabbalah Iyunit”).
    When non-Jews ask about Judaism, they commonly ask questions like: Do you believe in heaven and hell? In angels or the devil? What happens to the soul after death? What is the nature of G-d and the universe? The answers to questions like these define most religions; in fact, I have heard some people say that the purpose of religion is to answer these kinds of questions. Yet in Judaism, most of these cosmological issues are wide open to personal opinion. The areas of Jewish thought that most extensively discuss these issues, Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, were traditionally not even taught to people until the age of 40, when they had completed their education in Torah and Talmud.

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