Let My People Know

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “Kabbalah is not a gimmick.”

Personally, I am not for this new Kabbalah trend, I think it is cheap and I think it presents a danger.

Not that people are learning too much Kabbalah, but that they are focusing only on the mystery and secret and magic and don’t address how people should change or become more Jewish.

Kabbalah is not a gimmick.

It is something holy and serious and it needs much more than a smattering of knowledge.

Imagine taking a six-week course in neurosurgery and hanging up a shingle.

It is not only fraudulent, but dangerous.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz