Bnei Baruch—Kabbalah Education & Research Institute is an international movement of many thousands of students dedicated to publicly sharing the authentic wisdom of Kabbalah.
Bnei Baruch was established in 1991 by Rav Michael Laitman, PhD (Professor of Ontology and Theory of Knowledge, PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics), following the passing of his teacher, Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (The Rabash).
Rav Laitman named his group Bnei Baruch (sons of Baruch) to commemorate the memory of his mentor, whose side he never left in the final 12 years of his life, from 1979 to 1991. Rav Laitman was Ashlag's prime student, personal assistant, and is recognized as the successor of Rabash's teaching method.
The Rabash received the method through the guidance of the greatest Kabbalist of the 20th century, Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag (Baal HaSulam). Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag is author of the authoritative Sulam (ladder) Commentary on The Book of Zohar, and the only Kabbalist of the 20th century who wrote commentaries on this major Kabbalistic work, as well as the works of the great 16th century Kabbalist, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Ari).
Bnei Baruch bases its entire study method on the path paved by these key spiritual leaders. The essence of this study method is the achievement of unity among people and nations, and the love of man.