Kabbalah museum to open in Jerusalem


A museum devoted exclusively to kabbalah will open in Jerusalem.

The Jerusalem Kabbalah Museum – the only musem devoted exclusively to Judaism’s mystical tradition, according to its founder – is scheduled to open June 25.

It will display artifacts such as amulets, garments and historical manuscripts; provide education, including personal kabbalah training; and offer tours of Israel focusing on sites of kabbalistic interest.

Founding director Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, the author of “Soul Journeys” – a book about kabbalah – says the museum is targeted both to Jews and non-Jews.

While “kabbalah ma’asit,” or practical kabbalah involving incantations, is esoteric knowledge that Dalfin says institutions “should stay away from,” he says the new museum will present “teachings that are open to anyone.”




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