Kabbalah Centre Remembrance of Devoted Kabbalistic Teacher Shimon Sarfati

Members and students of international Kabbalah Centre are remembering the late Shimon Sarfati. He passed away in Miami, Florida the night of August 30th, 2016 and leaves behind his loving wife Rachel and children, Davidy, Esther, Michael, Miriam and Yehuda. Sarfati was born in 1958 and attended college majoring in mechanical engineering where he was invited to the Kabbalah Centre by a friend. In 1985 he resigned as an engineer to become a member at the Centre. Three years later he married his wife and began teaching his students lessons about applying Kabbalah practices to their individual lives.

Shimon spent years empowering students to discover self fulfilment of peace and harmony within themselves. He traveled the world and lived in France, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Israel. Before his passing he lived in Mexico City and was very active in Latin American communities. According to Spiritual Director Karen Berg, Shimon was a devoted father, husband, teacher and inspiration of Light. He will be missed by family members, friends, students and colleagues.

Kabbalah Centre was founded by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922 and has expanded to North America, Latin America, Middle East, United Kingdom, Africa, Oceanic, and Asia. The Centre is a non-profit organization and has an international school which teaches Kabbalah principles to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Students are taught the spiritual and physical laws of the universe and the beginning of creation. The practice of Kabbalah is dated back to over 4,000 years and is based on ancient texts of Zohar and 16th century writings of Kabbalist Rav Issac Luria.

Zohar, the book of secrets and spiritual wisdom was originally translated from Aramaic into modern Hebrew. It is used as a powerful tool to discover peace, joy, self-fulfillment, and physical and mental healing. At Kabbalah University students learn the history and principles in classroom settings, virtual lectures, courses, audio, and books. Shimon Sarfati devoted nearly 29 years traveling around the world teaching Kabbalistic practices. He will always be remembered by family, co-workers, students and friends as a kindhearted and trustworthy teacher, father and friend.

The Interesting History of Kabbalistic Wisdom

Rav Yehuda Ashlag was one of the first individuals to embrace the Kabbalistic way of life. In 1922, Ashlag dedicated his effort to make this knowledge known and readily available for those who wished to study it. He also wrote articles and books about Kabbalah Centre, and it is with these tools that he imparted this knowledge to his apprentice Rav Yehuda Tzi Brandwein, who then passed it on the mantle to Rav Berg.

Beliefs associated with Kabbalah

Kabbalah tries to explore the hidden knowledge of God that is unseen by most people. Kabbalah wisdom is postulated to have been passed from the genealogy of Adam to Moses. In the past, only married Jewish men above the age of 40 practiced Kabbalah. However, knowledge of Kabbalah was never meant to be limited to a particular group of people. It was the conservative nature of the Jewish community that made Kabbalah appears secretive, hindering its spread. In the 18th century, after the discovery of the printing press, many books were published, enabling the proliferation of the sacred knowledge.

The past and the present

Kabbalah is wisdom based on the book of Zohar written by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai and Rav Abba and was authored in the 2nd century. A big part of the book was written in Aramaic, and it contains hidden knowledge about creation. Around the 20th century, people practicing Kabbalistic ways engaged in rituals, worship, and study of Torah, believing that these practices linked them to God. Additionally, they practiced meditations, pilgrimages to spiritual places, and midnight study sessions and Kabbalah of Linkedin.

Before the 20th century, Kabbalah was intertwined with Jewish rituals and practices. In the years 1500 to 1800, Jewish communities living in Europe and the Middle East had a clear understanding of Kabbalah. In 1900, the knowledge became widespread in Jerusalem. Rav and his wife, Karen, were responsible for introducing Kabbalah in the United States. They set up several centers in the US and recruited many teachers. When Rav Berg passed on in 2004, his wife took over and she still runs activities of various Kabbalah centers across the U.S. Since Kabbalah attained a global recognition, many books have been published to encourage its followers and learn more about Kabbalah.

The Kaballah Center Attracting Those Who Want Answers

Modern man has been searching for the meaning of life and an answer to complex questions about the creation of the world, space and time. In antiquity, the only place to look for such answers was among religious scholars. Before the impact of standardized religion, in a time of pre-history, there is speculation that the concept of the shaman served to answer the deepest questions and fears of the common man. There has always been a need for answers and when there is a need a business oriented world supplies the answer to that demand.

The Kaballah movement provides the answers to those seeking the deeper meaning of life. This movement has been a part of the Jewish faith for millennia. Those in the synagogue felt that the answers to such questions could only be given to men who had reached 40 years of age. Now the Kaballah movement is being offered to anyone who wishes to do the required study to understand the complexity of the Kaballah.

Religion is changing in America and around the world. Many in America are turning away from Christianity whose adherents are the old and conservative. This new Kaballah movement has created interest in the young and religiously unaffiliated population in the United States of America.

The Kaballah Center is located in Los Angeles. It was founded in 1922 by Rav Yehuda Ashlag but has grown in size and covered the world with locations in over 40 countries. The Kaballah movement has utilized the Internet as an important form of teaching the Kaballah to all who have an interest. This Kaballah movement is a part of the Jewish faith but being Jewish is not a pre-requisite to begin the study.

The interest in Kaballah may be due to the rising number of recognizable personalities joining the movement. Madonna, Mick Jagger, Britney Spears, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Lucy Liu, Alex Rodriguez, Rosie O’Donnell, Naomi Campbell, Donna Karan, and Paris Hilton have all been members of the Kaballah movement.

Explore the Kaballah movement at their website http://www.kabbalah.com/about