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  • Remembering Rabbi Berg

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 9, 2013 | 1:26 pm

    The death on Sept. 16 of Rabbi Philip Berg, 86, who founded the Kabbalah Centre with his second wife, Karen, did not come as a surprise. Rav Berg, as he was known at the center, had suffered a stroke in 2004 and had been little heard of since. Yet his legacy remains significant: In...

  • Founder of L.A. Kabbalah Centre dies

    By Ryan Torok

    September 17, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles and a spiritual adviser to A-list celebrities such as Madonna, has died, according to an announcement made on the Kabbalah Centre’s Web site on Sept. 16.

    “Today we believe the Rav has begun to share with us from...

  • Stop Christian missionaries at Israel festivals

    May 2, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    On Sunday April 29, 2012 at the Israel Festival in Los Angeles, many people visited Jews for Judaism’s booth to acquire literature and show their support for our efforts to keep Jews Jewish.

    During the day we received numerous complaints about the presence of three different...

  • Roseanne Sings Israeli National Anthem—And It’s Good! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 5, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    In her television studio in El Segundo, Roseanne Barr is singing the Israeli national anthem — and it’s good.

    “If I asked you to sing ‘Hatikvah,’ would you slug me?” I had hesitantly asked her, remembering her screeching mangling of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before...

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  • The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles under IRS investigation

    May 6, 2011 | 10:35 am

    For more information on the investigation visit jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew.

    The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.

    The probe reportedly also involves two charities that are connected with Madonna, the...

  • Kabbalah Centre sues spin-off Universal Kabbalah Communities

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 1, 2008 | 10:42 pm

    Kabbalah changed Shaul Youdkevitch's life.

    The native Israeli had never been religious, then as a college student he discovered the esoteric teachings of Jewish mysticism and felt like a missing piece of his life had been put back in place. Soon after finishing school, Youdkevitch...

  • Maybe it’s not so weird, after all

    By Rob Eshman

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first time I visited the Kabbalah Centre, I thought it was weird. The congregants all wore white; the man on the bimah called out letters of the Hebrew alphabet ("Alef to bet to taph!"); the letters themselves were displayed in massive typeface on posters around the sanctuary....
  • Peace From a Passage

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Kabbalah Centre has decided that there are ways to bring peace to the world that don't involve staging vomit-ins (as peaceniks did in San Francisco) or holding up traffic on Wilshire Boulevard. The night before the war started, the call went out from Rabbi Phillip Berg at the...

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