Adam Milstein is a businessman and real estate investor. He’s also a writer who has penned many articles for The Times of Israel. His latest article is about instilling pride and courage in Jewish kids and raising them to be proud of their heritage. In this article he talks about a Jewish rebel group 2200 years ago named the Maccabees. At the time the area where Israel is now situated was militarily held by Greek forces. Many of the Jewish people living there at the time sought to assimilate into Greek culture, especially those who lived in cities.
The Maccabees, though, didn’t want anything to do with assimilation Adam Milstein says. They used guerrilla-style tactics to get Greece to pull back out of the region and leave it to the Jewish people. He says that Jews today need to take the same pride in the culture and how they raise their children to be proud of their history and uniqueness in the world.
There are many gifts that Adam Milstein writes can be handed down to those in the next generation. The first is being proud to be a Jew. He says he feels fortunate every day to be Jewish and the people upon whom Western values are based. He also wants to pass on courage and fighting for what you really believe in. This includes standing up against those who threaten the future of Israel.
For centuries Jewish people were stateless. Because of this they highly valued education and knowledge. Adam Milstein writes that every household with children needs to prioritize education. This will help them thrive in a 21st-century economy and also develop wisdom. He also says that Jewish people have a long history of innovation including developing the Theory of Relativity. Because of this innovation they have survived and adapted through many events over the course of history.
One of the other gifts that Adam Milstein writes about being passed on is passion. Passion, he says, is one of the main ways to find personal fulfillment in life. He says every day of your life matters and you should really care about how your spend your time and resources in order to live life to its fullest.
Kabbalah is a practice that derives from Judaism. It is mentioned in several religious denominations, but is not one itself. Kabbalah’s esoteric teachings have been passed down from generation to generation and were used to explain the complicated relationship between the finite universe, which included all of god’s mortal creations, and the eternal infinite universe called “Ein Sof”.
Questioning the purpose of one’s existence and the nature of the universe as both a large and small picture to attain spiritual realization is at the core of Kabbalah. Its teachings are believed by its traditional practitioners to be thousands of year old. Kabbalah is considered to be the building block for several religions, sciences, philosophies and political systems around the world. More recently, Kabbalah has made a resurgence outside of Judaism which has attributed to a renewal of Jewish culture.
The Kabbalah Center International is located in Los Angeles, California. It is a non-profit organization that offers to teach Kabbalah to those who want to learn. The practice, which was once very selective and only available to those who proved their devotion, can now reach those who have access to the Kabbalah Center and its several city-based locations. It can also be reached online. Its teachings are presented by an international group of educated teachers who have been practicing or studying Kabbalah for several years.
The Kabbalah Center was established in New York City as the The National Research Institute of Kabbalah in 1965. The original founders were Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein and Philip Berg. Mr. Berg traveled to Israel with his wife, Karen Berg, and lived there for several years before returning to update the Kabbalah Center and add a handful of new locations across the United States. The Los Angeles location opened in 1984 and quickly became the headquarters of Kabbalah knowledge. The location in New York was also re-established and updated by the couple. Both Philip and Karen Berg act as teachers and spiritual leaders at the California location. With their guidance, The Kabbalah Center has expanded to over fifty locations and thousands of students all around the world.