Dreaming of Moshiach

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Which Mekubalim Do YOU Trust?

Isaac the Afghan Kabbalist Jew heals a Tajik soldier's wife

How to find an authentic God-Fearing Mekubal?
You can't judge on appearances, or the length of someone's beard. To protect people from the inherent dangers of mystical practices, the Rabbis ordained that one must be at least 40 years old, married, and employed (that is, must possess emotional maturity and solid roots in this world) to enter into Kabbalah.

Due to the recent popularity of Kabbalah, there is an increasing number of shysters who've read two or three books and pretend to know something about Kabbalah. Let the seeker beware. It might be useful to ask questions like;
How much money is this person making?
Does this person's family/personal life seem healthy?
Does the Mekubal talk about demons?
What motives does this person seem to have?
Do they charge money or ask for favors?

Beware of false mekubalim who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves

False Predictions by False Prophets




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו