Madonna’s interest in teachings of Kabbalah made many Hollywood stars to follow suit. Some of these stars include Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, The late Marilyn Monroe, the late Elizabeth Taylor, Sandra Bernhard, and the late Sammy Davis. Madonna managed to open various Kabbalah centers. It became a mystery as to why many non-Jewish celebrities were becoming more fascinated in the Jewish teachings. Sandra Bernhard said that Kabbalah was able to remove a minimum of 80% of her life chaos. Paris Hilton said that going to the Kabbalah Center helped her a lot when she broke up with Nick Carter.
The Kabbalah Center offers practical tools for the creation of joy and long-lasting fulfillment. Not all celebrities from Hollywood were interested in Kabbalah in order to cope with their personal problems. Sammy Davis stated that he was interested in becoming part of the five-thousand-year-old history. He also wanted to hold on to something that would offer him inner strength. Davis adds that he felt more emotionally connected to Judaism. He was an African American. Madonna spoke to the Time Magazine and said that one of the major Kabbalah’s precepts is that people are put on earth to help others.
The interest in Kabbalah by the late Elizabeth Taylor led to conversion to Judaism. She was part of the Genocide documentary and supported the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Elizabeth also offered herself on behalf of the one hundred Israelis who had been held hostage at the Entebbe Airport by terrorists in 1976. She said that the study of Jewish teachings significantly influenced her personality and motivated her to do everything possible within her powers to change the world. Britney Spears was introduced to the teachings of Kabbalah by Madonna who was her friend. She states that she loves the Kabbalah books. She reads and also meditates on them.
The Kabbalah Center was founded in 1965. It was started by both Rav Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein and Rav Philip Berg. Philip together with his wife re-established the Kabbalah Center in the New York City in the United States following the death of Brandwein.
George Soros is known for his wonderful works that have positively changed the social and political status of the United States of America and in the world. He is known for his great wealth which he has earned through hard work. The founder of Soros Fund Management has expressed his heartfelt desire to help the less fortunate persons. George Soros a citizen of the United States but he was born in Budapest Hungary on 12th August 1930. He sought his education at London School of Economics. He has acquired his wealth through sacrifice and effort towards success. He says one of his spiritual mentors is Karl Popper who introduced him to “Open Society.” Though he claims Karl did not teach him, he gave him essays he wrote for him to review on Forbes. The book “The Open Society and its Enemies” written by Karl made a turnaround in his life to date. One of the primary sources of income is the New York Hedge which is a family business. George Soros also owns the Soros Fund Management which is a philanthropic organization among many other in the world.
George Soros Philanthropy
The Soros Fund Management is one of the charitable organizations started him. The foundation on nytimes.com that assists refugees has invested $500 million in refugee based organizations. He also funds organizations supporting immigrants. He began his philanthropic work in 1979, and by 1992 he was able to give over $300 per annum through his chain of foundations across Asia and Eastern Europe. Soros has over 70 active organizations across the world. His extent of philanthropy is beyond finance. He stated in his book “Open Society- Reforming Global Capitalism” he defends social responsibility, the rule of law, democracy and universal idea in a philanthropic manner.
George Soros Social and Political Concerns
George Soros has a powerful political influence across the world. He has positively used his influence to shape the political affairs of many countries. He is known for his immense influence in the politics of the United States of America. He believes in good government management and equal opportunity to all. His political views and ambitions are clear in his book “2000 Open Society-Reforming Global Capitalism.” He is quoted saying his ambition is to develop the world through his charitable organizations on Politico. The money he has made should have a positive change to the social activities and especially social justice. He has defended the racial justice through the Human Rights Watch (HRW) in the promotion of human equality in America. Through Open Society Foundations (OSF) he is seen donating a lot of money to promote social affairs of the citizens. He has channeled these funds through other organization which includes Human Rights Watch (HRW) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We can, therefore, say George Soros has great ideas in changing the world and make it adaptable to everyone.