Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: December 07, 2016

Immortality, a possibility that has been dismissed by most and rejected by many, as though the memory of it were a curse inflicted on mankind since the sin of Adam some 5,700 years ago, is a topic up until now kept mostly in the closet. Our rational minds merely obscure the unconscious reply, “Why?” What could be so wrong with immortality, especially when death is the most feared chaos that strikes mankind?

Needless to say, death, or the fear of it, strikes an awesome chord in the hearts of most people. Immortality, or the thought of living forever, is indeed a dream that is pleasant to the minds of most humans. However, the fact that death has not gone out of style or favor – along with the cemeteries that abound around the world – is a stark reminder that death is very much a part of the human landscape. Our consciousness never has the opportunity to begin to think otherwise, or, for that matter, to think that there is anything humankind can do to change...

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: August 22, 2016

What kabbalistic wisdom states about how the mind can exercise power over the body.

It has been several years since I embarked flying solo on the concept of immortality. Because the very idea of immortality is not even a dream for many people, my seemingly impossible task was met with great misunder­standing, opposition and, at times, even outright rejection.

Even for me, certain elements of my belief in the perpetuation of the physical body were not apparent at first. For example, I was not aware of the extent to which all religions looked forward to the day when God would grant our wish for immortality. In my own religious belief, as an orthodox Jew, there had been a certain awareness of this, but on a practical level, I did not dream that immortality was a reality that mankind could help to bring about. I simply believed that immortality would come about when the Lord was prepared to manifest His beneficence by bringing an end to death. During my...

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: August 15, 2016

Stress, depression, and mental illness are the indiscernible plagues of the new century. What are these disorders, where do they come from, and how can you cure something you can't see? Kabbalist Rav Berg discusses the true source of stress, reveals the connection between depression and reincarnation, and provides a kabbalistic solution to all forms of darkness.


During this Age of Aquarius, each of us is on a journey toward the improvement of our daily lives and the expansion of our awareness. We are all on this journey regardless of whether our conscious, rational minds agree to it. And slowly but surely, the clouds of illusion are indeed becoming thinner and less imposing. For at the end of our journey, there is only one true reality ‑ the Light.

Much research suggests that many of today's mental and physical problems originate in the stresses of daily life.

So if stress is the cause of our ailments, it gives rise to a new...

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: July 27, 2016

Editor’s Note: This article, written by our teacher Rav Berg, was previously published in the Summer 1999 issue of Kabbalah Magazine (volume 3, issue 3), though considering the current state of affairs, we find it is perhaps more relevant now than ever.


This very small and, for millennia, insignificant piece of property takes up a great deal of space in the newspaper and has the major nations of the world caught up in the politics and internal affairs of its inhabitants. For the most part, the people of these other countries could not really care less about becoming embroiled in the intrigue and personal business between the Jew and Arab that has emerged in the Middle East.

Why should they? What relevance can the outcome or solution to the Jewish-Arab struggle have for the other nations of the world? What drives the leaders of these governments to become involved with what is going on there? Why should they...

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: January 19, 2015

When I was asked to share my feelings and comments concerning the relationship between Messiah and the new millennium, I immediately thought of the intense interest that has been focused on this simple changing of numbers on the calendar. Why has the millennium event provoked such amazement and awe? What is the meaning of all the preparations that are taking place? What exactly is being celebrated?

Strange as it may seem, I have not yet received a satisfactory response to my skeptical questions regarding the new millennium. It seems that when one millennium comes to a close, people’s hopes are just naturally kindled. As if by reflex, they are looking forward to an era that will provide greater meaning and fulfillment. I feel compelled to ask, however, why this new millennium should be any different than all the previous ones? Fresh millennia, in and of themselves, have done little for the betterment of mankind. Should this not prompt those looking forward to...

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: December 19, 2014

Remember being a young child and wondering where you came from and why you were here? Those were not the musings of a young child, but rather, as Kabbalist Rav Berg explains, they were the soul’s attempt to show you how to get everything you want from life.


Philosophers have, for millennia, been fascinated by the question of why we are here and have written considerably on the subject. However, with the vast quantity of material available, I have found very little that is relevant to the day-to-day affairs of mankind.

Science has, thus far, been busy only with determining the beginnings of the universe, with the age of either our universe or man, being the significant factors in their search of the unknown. Yet the conclusions arrived at by science regarding the evolution of man have generated criticism from the religionists, who reject the scientific version of creation as unacceptable when compared to their own interpretation of biblical...

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: November 19, 2014

How many people have never heard expressions regarding angels, in some form of or another?

He or she "must have a guardian angel" is a remark we often hear when a near­ tragedy somehow results in a happy ending. We see these wonderful winged crea­tures in movies, on television, in books and magazines. What so amazes me is that, with all this widespread "familiarity" with the subject, so very little atten­tion has yet been directed to the origins of our familiarity, or to the origins of angels themselves.

Angels, along with their Hebraic names, are just another example, just another aspect of the fast‑moving "Internet" of revolutionary knowledge that is now overtaking the consciousness of mankind. In our mod­ern lives, so riddled by sudden changes, immediate adaptation is the only choice available to us. We have to travel the express lane or simply fall behind. With the advent of the computer age, we managed to face the problem of coming to grips with...

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Posted In: Prayer & Meditation Posted On: October 22, 2014

In this Age of Aquarius we are all on a journey towards expanded awareness. We are all on this path, whether our conscious rational mind has agreed to it or not. Slowly, but surely, the clouds of illusion are becoming thinner and less imposing. For at the end of our journey, at last there is only the true basic reality: Light.

The language of Kabbalah gives the tools needed to provide the quantum effects that prayer was originally intended to produce. Of all human activity there is nothing so innate to man as prayer. It is one of the few activities of man that has no counterpart in the animal world, for only man is destined to rule over the entire universe and all that is contained within it.

As with everything in the coded text of the Bible, this central message is hidden. Witness Adam’s first assigned task in the Garden of Eden:

And out of the ground the Lord formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air;...

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Posted In: Astrology Posted On: August 24, 2014

In the Bible, Rosh Hashanah is referred to as the seventh month of the year. Then, the question here we are faced with is, how do we reconcile the day of the New Year (Rosh Hashanah) with its designation of occurring in the seventh month? To most of us, if not all of us, we are simply not accustomed to wishing each other happy New Year on any other day than January first. And yet the Biblical designation for the first month of the year is the Hebrew month of Nissan, or the month of Aries, not Tishrei (Libra) in which Rosh Hashanah occurs.

Furthermore, the Talmud and Zohar make it crystal clear that Rosh Hashanah includes all the people of the world. According to the Talmudand Zohar, on this first day of Tishrei, the month of Libra, the future of each individual in the entire human population will have been determined as to whether an additional year of life or part thereof...

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Posted In: Holidays & Time Zones Posted On: August 11, 2014

In the Babylonian Talmud Tractate Ta'anit chapter 4, page 106, it is written:

"Rav Shimon Ben Gamliel said, 'There are no better days in Israel than Tu B'Av and Yom Kippur. On Tu B'Av, the daughters of Jerusalem go out dressed in borrowed white clothes, so those who lack garments are clothed, and they celebrate in the vineyards. And what do they say? 'Boy, raise your eyes and see what a selection you have! Let your eyes not gaze upon us ornaments, but let your eyes seek a family.'"

This idea of borrowing clothes from one another contributes to the respect for the poor and strengthens the feeling of unity and love amid the people. This is an unusual custom, and it is one that is not mentioned in reference to any other holiday. The Talmud goes on to describe additional aspects of young men coming to choose a soul mate. This is the first description of Tu B'Av that we encounter, except for the description that...

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