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Michael Berg is the co-director of The Kabbalah Centre and editor of the first-ever English translation of The Zohar... read more

The Creator is only constantly in the state of Goodness, and never in the state of seeing what is wrong. Read more: https://t.co/NHD1PQ5a34 37 weeks 6 days ago

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A Constant Connection to the Light

Topic: Kabbalistic Concepts | Posted: January 10, 2018

At the end of the portion Shemot, there’s a very unique moment where it seems that Moses is complaining, asking, “Why have you done negative things to the Israelites?” And then the following portion, Va’era, begins with the Creator telling Moses it is going to work out. The Creator sends Moses to the Israelites to awaken them to an understanding that the Redemption, the end of their suffering, is going to come. However, it says that the Israelites did not listen to Moses. So, the question is, what was Moses trying to accomplish? What was he trying to awaken within the Israelites? To understand this, there's a famous story most of us have heard about the murder of Rav Akiva, the great kabbalist and teacher. It says in the Talmud that when the Romans were literally peeling the skin off of him with metal combs, and while he was going towards a terrible death, Rav Akiva said the Shema, the... read more

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As You Are With Me, So I Am With You

Topic: Personal Transformation | Posted: January 3, 2018

The portion Shemot is a very significant one. It is one when we find both what's called the Exile, which represents a time of darkness that we know is not simply a recollection of the historical exile, but more importantly, represents any moment of darkness within our lives, and also the beginning of what's called the Redemption, the Gelulah. Shemot is the only portion where we have both the complete Exile, the complete darkness, and at least the beginning of the complete Gelulah, the complete revelation of the Light of the Creator. It is the one moment where the secret of Redemption, the Light of the Redemption, is revealed to Moses. What this means for us is that any time when we find ourselves in darkness and exile, it is from the Shabbat of the portion Shemot that we can draw the Light and assistance to truly be able to get out of that place. This is the moment in the Torah where... read more

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The Importance of Pushing Ourselves to the Second Level of Certainty

Topic: Kabbalistic Concepts | Posted: December 27, 2017

In the portion Vayechi, as Jacob is getting ready to leave this world, he gives each one of his sons both a blessing and a prophecy. As he’s speaking, he receives prophecy regarding one of his children, Dan; Rashi, and the kabbalists, say that prophecy is about Samson, a great soul who came into this world long after Jacob left it. The vision Jacob has is that Samson will be the one to finally bring an end to pain, suffering, and death in this world, the conduit for the End of the Correction. But the prophecy continues, and Jacob sees that something bad happens to Samson, that his eyes will be gauged out and that he’s going to die. And then he says, L’Yeshuascha Kivisi HaShem, “I await, I desire, the awakening of the Redemption from the Creator.” It’s important to understand exactly what is happening here. Jacob is having visions about each one of his sons. When he begins to receive the... read more

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Where We End Up Is Where We Need to Be

Topic: Well Being | Posted: December 20, 2017

The Midrash tells us that when Joseph was originally sent down to Egypt, he quoted a verse from Psalms, where King David tells us that what happens in the world is all set up by the Creator; there is very little that the individual actually influences. Therefore, the Creator knew that for the perfection of not only humanity, but also for Jacob and his sons, they had to go down into Egypt and live there for 210 years. And so, the Creator shaped all the stories that we hear regarding Jacob, Joseph, and his brothers. The love that Jacob had for Joseph did not come from Jacob; it came from the Creator, instilled in Jacob. It was not even his choice… the Creator sent it to him. And it was the same with the brothers. Their hatred of Joseph was not their own hatred, but was also sent to them by the Creator. However, we read in the Zohar and from the Ari that it was Jacob's fault, and the... read more

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Secrets of the Bible

The book by Michael Berg

Secrets of the Bible is a lifelong pursuit and there are many teachings within its veiled text. Bringing forward a fresh and relevant message about ou

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The Thought of Creation

The book by Michael Berg

In The Thought of Creation, Rav Yehuda Ashlag describes the process of the original Creation, which is highly relevant today because life is a continu

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