Who Is Kabbalah For?

Michael Laitman
1 min readMay 10, 2024

The wisdom of Kabbalah is for anyone who asks about the meaning and purpose of their lives.

Kabbalists pointed to the end of the 20th century as the period when humanity en masse would become ready for the wisdom of Kabbalah, because the desire to discover the meaning of life emerged in more and more people at that time.

How does this work? We develop through various levels of desire: individual desires for food, sex and family, then social desires for money, honor, control and knowledge, and finally a spiritual desire, where we ask about the meaning and purpose of life. This developmental process takes place within people individually and it also marks humanity’s evolution as a whole.

Our current era is characterized by more and more people developing bigger desires, feeling increasingly dissatisfied with the mundane pleasures on previous levels of desire. This is an expression of the new desire for the meaning of life emerging within humanity. It is why Kabbalists pointed to our time as the one when the wisdom of Kabbalah would need to become disseminated worldwide, and anyone who feels attracted to it is welcome to study.

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Michael Laitman

PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute.