Question: Why was the real meaning of the Torah hidden for all these years? Why wasn’t each person taught to understand it correctly in the spiritual sense?
Answer: The people of Israel were deliberately sent into exile. It was clear to Kabbalists that the exile was coming even before the destruction of the Temple, to the loss of the feeling of the Creator and the fall into darkness.
It is written in the Talmud that Rabbi Akiva was laughing at the ruins of the Temple because he was glad that the final correction was approaching. The destruction happened because the people of Israel had to go into exile and connect themselves to the soul of the nations of the world.
While in exile among other nations, the Jews transmitted their bases, their informational genes. A mutual penetration into the desires of each other took place, in which all of humanity becomes ready to study Kabbalah and with its help becomes closer to the revelation of the Creator.
After all each person has to attain the Creator, as it is written, “All will know Me from the smallest of them to the greatest of them,” “My house will be called the house of prayer for all the nations, and all the nations of the world will gather in it.”
Question: So why was the wisdom of Kabbalah been hidden?
Answer: Kabbalah was hidden because the people of Israel had to mingle their desires with the desires of the peoples of the world. And for this, they had to go into exile in a state where they had no connection with spirituality.
Instead of spiritual attainment, Jews received a religion (Judaism) and other nations had their religions. In this way Jews became close to the other nations and were able to mingle with them.
Israeli Radio Program 103FM, 2/28/16