Answer: Modern Judaism appeared about 2,000 years ago when the Jews fell from the level of “love thy friend as thyself” to the level of unfounded hate.
The people lost the feeling of the upper world, which means that the wisdom of Kabbalah was lost. Until then the people lived entirely in two dimensions, in feeling the two worlds!
Before the destruction of the Second Temple, until 2,000 years ago, the Jewish people lived in the feeling of the upper world. A totally different world was revealed to them! But they fell into unfounded hatred and the feeling of the upper world disappeared, instead Judaism as we know it today replaced it, i.e., keeping simple customs, which exists to this day.
Other than Judaism there are nearly 3,800 religions, faiths, and methods today that are called “spiritual.” None of them has anything to do with the wisdom of Kabbalah because they are all based on a person’s ego.
We can clearly see that they are intended to dividing people between themselves, while the wisdom of Kabbalah aims to connect people and raise man above his egoistic nature.
The wisdom of Kabbalah isn’t a religion. A Kabbalist doesn’t believe in anything. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, faith is the attribute of bestowal. If a person acquires the attribute of bestowal, he reveals the upper world to the extent that he possesses this attribute.
Faith that a person has in our world is being told something and believing what he has been told. This is not faith in the Creator, but faith in a person who has told him about the Creator. The wisdom of Kabbalah negates this approach.
The wisdom of Kabbalah is a science! It reveals the upper world according to the law “a judge only has what his eyes can see.” This means that a person has to discover the upper world and only what you reveal do you have the right to speak about.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/4/15