Baruch is a diverse movement of many thousands of students worldwide. Each
student chooses his or her own path and intensity, according to one's personal conditions and abilities.
recent years, the group has grown into a movement engaged in voluntary
educational projects, presenting genuine Kabbalah sources in contemporary
language. The essence of the message disseminated by Bnei Baruch is unity of the
people, unity of nations and love of man.
millennia, Kabbalists have been teaching that love of man is the foundation of
the people of Israel.
This love prevailed in the days of Abraham, Moses, and the group of Kabbalists
that they established. Love of man was the fuel propelling the people of Israel to extraordinary
achievements. In times when love of man shifted to unfounded hatred, the nation
declined into exile and affliction. If we make room for these old-but-new
values, we will discover that we possess the power to put aside our differences
wisdom of Kabbalah, hidden for millennia, is now stepping out. It has been
waiting for a time when we would be sufficiently developed and prepared to
implement its message. Today it is emerging as a message and a solution that
can unite the factions in and between the nations and bring us all, as individuals
and as a society, to a far better state.
History and Origin
Michael Laitman, Professor of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge, PhD in
Philosophy and Kabbalah, and MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics, established Bnei
Baruch in 1991, following the passing of his teacher, Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi
Ashlag (The Rabash).
Dr. Laitman named his group Bnei Baruch (sons of Baruch) to commemorate the memory
of his mentor, whose side he never left in the final 12 years of his life, from
1979 to 1991. Dr. Laitman was Ashlag's prime student, personal assistant, and is recognized as
the successor of Rabash's teaching method.
Rabash is the firstborn son and successor of the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th
century, Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag. Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag is author of the
most authoritative and comprehensive commentary on The Book of Zohar,
The Sulam Commentary (The Ladder Commentary), the first to reveal the
complete method for spiritual ascent. This is also the reason for Ashlag's epithet, Baal HaSulam (Owner of the
Baruch bases its entire study method on the path paved by these great spiritual
Baruch is a non-profit organization for teaching and sharing the wisdom of
Kabbalah. To maintain its independence and purity of intentions, Bnei Baruch is
not supported, funded, or is otherwise tied to any government or political
the bulk of its activity is provided free of charge, the prime source of
funding for the group's activities is tithing, contributed by students on a
voluntary basis. Additional sources of income are Dr. Laitman's Kabbalah books that are sold at cost, and
About Dr. Michael Laitman
Dr. Laitman received his PhD in philosophy and Kabbalah from the Moscow Institute
of Philosophy at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and his MSc in Medical
Cybernetics from the St.
Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
In addition to his scientific engagements, Dr. Laitman has been extensively engaged
in Kabbalah for the past thirty years. He has published over thirty books,
translated into more than twelve languages as well as hundreds of articles on
Kabbalah, and over 10,000 hours of video/audio Kabbalah lectures.
Laitman's extensive contributions to the
field of Kabbalah led to his receiving the title of Professor in Ontology and
the Theory of Knowledge, granted by the Highest Interdisciplinary Academic Attestation
Commission of the Russian
Dr. Laitman collaborated with prominent scientists conducting unique research
on modern science and Kabbalah. In 2005 he co-authored a book on this topic
with Prof. Vadim Rozin of the Lomonosov
University, the State
University of Human Sciences in the Russian Academy of Sciences.
To read more about Dr. Michael Laitman and Bnei Baruch's activities, you are welcome to browse the media kit...
Kabbalists have been doing for centuries, and as the centerpiece of Bnei Baruch's activities, Dr. Laitman gives a
daily lesson at the Bnei Baruch center in Israel
between 3:15-6:00AM Israel
time. On Kabbalah TV, the lessons are simultaneously translated into seven languages: English,
Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Turkish. In the near future, broadcasts
will be translated into more languages (see all languages currently available and in development at Kabbalah International).
is true for all activities of Bnei Baruch, the live broadcast is provided free
for thousands of students worldwide.