Kabbalah. A History Channel Film. DVD
Run Time: approx. 60 min.
Once, exclusively reserved for study by ultra religious male scholars of Judaism, Kabbalah recently became known as a multi-million dollar celebrity endorsed phenomenon and has reached cult-like popularity throughout our contemporary world. But what is behind the new found fascination with this sacred body of wisdom? And, is “Kabbalah of the Stars” the same Kabbalah Jewish scholars studied for generations?
The true Kabbalah is neither modern fad nor ancient superstition. It is a great and complex philosophy rooted in thousands of years of history. Kabbalah refers to a set of esoteric mystical beliefs and practices that form an alternative to traditional Jewish interpretations of the Tanakh and religious observances. It is a set of beliefs followed by some Jews as the true meaning of Judaism, while rejected by others as heretical and contrary to Judaism.
Kabbalah is considered by its followers to be part of the study of Torah -- the study of Torah, the Law of God, being an inherent duty of observant Jews -- specifically the study of the inner meaning of Torah.
Kabbalah challenges its practitioners to unravel some of the deepest existential questions of all time and it’s followers believe that by studying, one has the potential to understand God, the soul, the structure of the universe, the afterlife, and even the meaning of human existence.
Secrets of Kabbalah strips away the hype and demystifies the writings that have been coveted by Jewish Scholars for thousands of years. Even as more and more are wearing the Red String Bracelet associated with Kabbalah, the original teachings behind this seemingly new fad are, in fact, understood by a precious few.
The History Channel traces Kabbalah from its spiritual foundations to the present day high glamour, in this fascinating journey that debunks the myths surrounding this awe-inspiring ancient philosophy.