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The Kabbalah Centre of New York

155 E. 48th St., New York, NY 10017 40.755062 -73.972754
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-644-0025 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Cultural Centers, Religious Sites

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Official Website

kabbalah.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 9am-10pm; Fri, 9am-3pm; Sat-Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

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Profile

Manhattan’s five-story branch of the Kabbalah Centre—an international nonprofit focused on the Jewish mystical tradition—prides itself on providing everyone, not just fad-generating celebs like Madonna and Ashton Kutcher, with access to the Zohar, the religion’s primary sacred text. While take-home editions are for sale in the ground-floor bookstore, attendees are encouraged to step up their interest by taking a seat in a pew on the second floor or heading further upstairs to the third floor, where intimate crowds gather for free intro-lectures led by advanced students (lessons held Mondays and Thursdays after work). The speakers keep it simple: God is downplayed; pragmatism is stressed. It’s a self-help sentiment that jibes with busy, control-obsessed New Yorkers who can’t put down their BlackBerries even when learning the enlightened way.

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