POP GOES THE KABBALAH

JEWISH MYSTICISM MAKES A COMEBACK WITH YOUNGER PEOPLE YEARNING FOR MORE INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUALITY

If it were a fashion event, you might call it fabulous. Tonight's audience at Showroom Seven, a grand wholesale-retail space in midtown Manhattan, is peppered with actors, musicians, some designers for DKNY and others at home among racks of classy outfits destined for sale at Barney's or Bergdorf Goodman. Even the speaker looks swank, in perfectly coordinated suit and tie and black velvet yarmulke. But Rabbi Abraham Hardoon is not here to talk pret-a-porter; he is discoursing on the ancient esoteric Jewish tradition of Kabbalah.

Hardoon's topic--tonight and every Thursday, to packed classes--is how to align oneself with "the Light," the...