Question: When you look at people who are known as Kabbalists, you don’t see that they are more kind and loving than others or that they help other people. They are serious, religious people who study from books. How can you identify who is a real Kabbalist?
Answer: I don’t know how people define and determine who is a Kabbalist and who is not. It is impossible to determine this by one’s external behavior.
Question: Are all the Kabbalists righteous?
Answer: Some Kabbalists can reach the state in which they become righteous. A righteous is a special spiritual level. Every great Kabbalist is a righteous.
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 9/6/15