The Kabbalistic Definition Of Zion And “The Mixed Multitude”

Why Are There So Many Different Words In the Torah?Two questions I received on Zionism and “the Mixed Multitude”:

Question: What is Zionism? What does this have to do with Kabbalah and Bnei Baruch?

My Answer: “Kabbalah is the method of revealing the Creator to man in this world” (Baal HaSulam, article “The Essence of the Wisdom of Kabbalah”). Zionism is a social movement in favor of returning to Zion (Israel). The Kabbalistic definition is as follows: the Land of Israel is also called “Zion,” from the word Yetzia – “exit” in Hebrew. Any person who exits the limits of our egoistic world and enters the Upper, Altruistic World, enters “Zion.” Mi Tzion Tize Tora (the Torah will come from Zion), means that when a person exits his egoistic state, he comes to the Light.

Question: During the last two lessons, you mentioned “the Mixed Multitude.” Who is this?

My Answer: “The Mixed Multitude” (Erev Rav) are the opponents of Kabbalah who prevent people from coming out of spiritual exile and revealing the Creator. And even after a person aspires toward bestowal and love, Erev Rav prevents him from advancing by any means possible. They came in Moses’s way when he was trying to lead the people out of Egypt (the spiritual exile) toward the revelation of the Creator. They also placed all kinds of obstacles in his way during the 40-year passage through the desert.

Today they also spread all kinds of rumors. They can no longer speak against Kabbalah, because this is no longer possible, but against the people who disseminate it, including our organization. It is written that they are Irei Hashem Ovdei Paroh – those who fear the Creator, but desire to remain inside their egoism.

The Gaon of Vilna (Agra) wrote in The Light of the Zohar, 3: 28 “Adam Ve Ishto”: “In the future Moses will reveal everything to us, unlike the way it is now hidden in the Torah in the form of stories intended for Erev Rav, who do not study the inner meaning.”

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Baal HaSulam Article:” A Speech in Celebration of the Conclusion of The Zohar”


  1. This is a fascinating discussion of the meaning of Zion. I am sorry I do not speak He brew. All dictionaries and commentaries give the meaning of Zion as the name of the Jebusite fortress that David conquered to make Jerusalem his capital city. It make so much sense that Zion has more meaning than this. I love that it comes from the Hebrew word “exit,” because I too believe that God wants us all to leave the wickedness that is Babylon and come to Him. Can you give more information on how the word Zion comes from Yetzia? Is there a word Yetzion, mean those who have exited? How does the Hebrew work here?

  2. Should we understand that zionism movement is linked to BB in some way besides kabbalah point of view?

    Armed battled Peace occupation, I mean WAR in GAZA strip is an option supported by you?

    What does it mean PEACE in this scenario, in a kabbalist point of view?

    What happen if those non-jew people in Gaza don’t accept the kabbalah spiritual method? Should we clean those people out before they strike first?

    (“To finish a endless war we never be in peace because peace is not an option”???)

    Are you agree with the assumption that Gaza strip resembles a nazi guetto (Saramago, Nobel Prize writter)?

    Maybe these questions will be unanswered, but that silence is an answer too.


  3. Sir,

    In the last lesson I listened to a few months ago you said that in the future if Kabbalah became widespread throughout Israel then Israel could “rule the world”. I wasn’t sure if something got lost in translation but I am concerned that I did pick this up as I had thought i had. Please can you clarify this, do you indeed think and is your motivation that Israel can “rule the world” through Kabbalah?

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