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    Posted: June/28/2016 at 9:03am
There are several schools of Kabbalah out there; and several good books on the subject of Kabbalah. Did you ever play the board game, Kabbalah, as a kid? What's your favorite version of Kabbalah?? Thanks!
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Kabb .... bba   ...lah  ...   .... .... ???  WHAT?    
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I dated Susan Kaballah a few times, and she did take me to school  big time  Ouch
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heck   ... I thought a Kabbubba was an oversize red-neck hotdog with EVERY thing served on the 4th of July with PBR (that's beer for the youngins).  ... Hug


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So Freemasons don't know anything about the Kabbalah???

freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/kabbalah.html


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Kabbalah is of interest to those doing masonic research.   Most Masons have not idea what Kabbalah is.     ...   Many of the Kabbalah teachings are not isolated to Freemason but can be found all the major religions and is more specific to early Jewish theology. 
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Disclaimer: I am a simple guy who doesn't know anything that he didn't read somewhere.

My interest in Kabbalah came through my reading about philosophy.  To me it is a philosophical outlook, or point of view; a specific way of understanding the world.  The only appreciable difference (that I can see) between worldviews is how accurate they are.  Since each person believes that their worldview is the most accurate, I see little value in debating which is better.  To me the value comes when two people exchange worldviews in such a way that each person becomes enlightened about the others view without losing their own perspective. 
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Philosophy, Theology, mysticism, science is all part of it and was the early devoting developing Jewish religion.


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Originally posted by pointwithinacircle pointwithinacircle wrote:


Disclaimer: I am a simple guy who doesn't know anything that he didn't read somewhere.

My interest in Kabbalah came through my reading about philosophy.  To me it is a philosophical outlook, or point of view; a specific way of understanding the world.  The only appreciable difference (that I can see) between worldviews is how accurate they are.  Since each person believes that their worldview is the most accurate, I see little value in debating which is better.  To me the value comes when two people exchange worldviews in such a way that each person becomes enlightened about the others view without losing their own perspective. 


Hi pointwithinacircle,

Great answer! You're a man after my own heart. I too have an intellectual curiosity about different world views. Three years ago a Protestant minster convinced me to research various Protestant versions of the Bible, which I am unfamiliar. When I came across a 'Masonic Bible' my curiosity ramped up exponentially.

I accidentally discovered a world view I did not know existed - Freemasonry.   Hence my presence on this website.

As a Roman Catholic (more accurate, a Western Rite Catholic) the Church simply orders, stay away from Freemasonry, without explanation. I don't like that.

I have been devouring every piece of information regarding the 'Craft' I can legally lay hands on. And it surprises me how familiar some of the Masonic concepts are already to me. Which makes me even more curious.

So thank you for a good answer regarding the Kabbalah. The Kabbalah is contentious even within Jewish circles. I was curious what role it played in Freemasonry.
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In light of the fact that Elie Wiesel just died I think its apropos that Kabbalah should be brought up now. I read "Night" by Wiesel to my class several years ago. Before he was sent to Auchwitz, Wiesel studied Kabbalah under a man in his visit village. Wiesel s father discouraged him from doing this, telling him one could not even begin to understand Kabbalah until he practiced Judaism for a minimum of 50 years. Funny, I have a similar opinion of Freemasonry.Not 50 years maybe but one has to be active for many years before one can begin there grasp it in my opinion.

Anyway I digress. I am by no means enough of an expert in either FM or Kabballah but my impression is while there might be common tenets or what have you, that does not necessarily mean there is a direct relationship.Members and non-members delve into FM and all the complexities of it, but many seem to lose the fact that it's purpose is simply to make good men better. I also read where a rabbi was asked about the complexities of Kabbalah and he answered that the basis of Judaism was to love ones neighbor, everything else was secondary. So if there is a relationship between FM and Kabbalah, it is interesting to study, but do any of us really understand Kabbalah and does it really matter?
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