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  • Every year with the portion Tazria, we come to speak about what is called lashon hara, the negativity that is created through negative speech. We all...read more
  • In the portion Ki Tisa, we read about what's translated as the sin, or the fall, of the Golden Calf. We know every time we read something, we awaken...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can reach the state of self containment for achieving happiness, clarity and manifesting our desires. CLICK HERE to watch more...read more
  • Rebecca and Isaac have two children, Jacob and Esau. The blessing Isaac was going to give was a historical, world changing event, and yet Isaac wants...read more
  • When Abraham went up to the mountain, it was only him and Isaac. But it says that when he came down for the three day travel, he took others with him...read more
  • Beresheet is the first Shabbat of the year, the first reading of the year. And the kabbalists explained that in this first Shabbat and this first...read more
  • Michael reveals how the reading of the Biblical portion of Ki Tavo on Shabbat contains the secret for removing all forms of negativity and judgment...read more
  • On the Shabbat of Shoftim, in the reading of Shoftim, the Ramban, Nachmanides, reveals a very important secret about this verse, which says, “You...read more
  • It's important to realize, when coming to understand the different secrets the kabbalists reveal concerning the portion Va’etchanan, that it is not...read more
  • Michael discusses the importance of spiritual community, the death of Moses, and what Rav Yehuda Ashlag calls Arvut, Mutual Responsibility. CLICK...read more
  • The kabbalists explain that at the root of any illness or discomfort is our soul's desire to leave the body. This occurs when we have created an...read more
  • Nadab and Avihu, the two sons of Aaron, achieved the level of Acharei Mot, being "after death," the level of having conquered death. How did they...read more
  • The place where we gather to connect is what exists today, the kabbalists say, as the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. The space does not simply happen to be...read more
  • The kabbalists explain that the portion of Metzora is not just talking about the danger of speaking negatively about another person, but that it also...read more
  • The portion Tazria talks about leprosy, which is really just a way of understanding all disease, negativity, and darkness that comes to a person. And...read more
  • In the portion Shmini, on the eighth day, Moses thinks that he might be the High Priest, but, as it says in the Midrash, the Creator instead tells...read more
  • After the pain of losing his sons, Aaron's heart is filled with joy when the Light of the Creator is revealed to him. Michael reveals how if a person...read more
  • One of the things the portion Tzav discusses is what's called the sacrifice of thanksgiving. And it says in the Midrash, and also in the Talmud, that...read more
  • The portion of Mishpatim deals with slaves and slavery; the kabbalists teach, however, that this is not talking about people who are physically...read more
  • Michael reveals the only reason pain, negativity and darkness exist, how we can remove the false consciousness that allows darkness to occur and how...read more
  • There is an interesting section in the Zohar, in Vayechi, which talks about souls - how they elevate, their different parts, and how we can connect...read more
  • Kabbalists teach that when tragic events occur and judgment comes to the world it is a wake-up call for all of us. Michael reveals how we can remove...read more
  • There is a teaching about the portion of Vayishlach from Rav Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, who my father, Rav Berg always told us has a very special...read more
  • "Love your neighbor as yourself."  This is often said to be the main teaching of spirituality, but the kabbalists speak of a level of love,...read more
  • The Midrash says that blessings come from anavah, humility. Meaning, that blessings will only come to a person when he or she awakens humility within...read more
  • At the end of the portion Masei, Moses is leaving this world and there is a whole discussion about how the physical land of Israel is going to be...read more
  • The portion Pinchas is unique in that usually every portion tells a story, or a few stories, from beginning to end. However, this story begins in...read more
  • The Talmud, in discussing the portion Behar, says that King David says, "When I wake up in the morning, I have a desire to go to different places and...read more
  • The portion Tzav begins with a discussion of the sacrificial offerings, parts of which were burnt throughout the night and therefore became ashes. It...read more
  • The purpose of appreciation is not to give thanks.  Michael reveals how appreciation is a vessel for the Light to fill.  The more we can...read more
  • The Zohar, in its entire commentary about this Shabbat of the portion Terumah, makes clear that there’s a tremendous amount of Light that is revealed...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can remove negativity and draw protection for the world. CLICK HERE to watch the entire lesson on Kabbalah University.read more
  • Literally translated, the beginning of this portion says, "See that I am putting before you today blessings and curses," and usually the...read more
  • The word used in this portion is ekev, which literally means “the heel.” What is the significance of that? The Maor Vashemesh, one of the students of...read more
  • Moses uses the names Hashem Elohim; the Tetragrammaton is the name of mercy, while Elohim is the name of judgment. Rashi, the great kabbalist and...read more
  • Michael reveals how we must find the goodness in all things in order to transform difficulties into miracles. CLICK HERE to watch the entire lesson...read more
  • Michael Berg reveals how to become protected from the forces of judgment and negativity. CLICK HERE to watch the entire lesson on Kabbalah University.read more
  • It says that after Korach failed, the earth swallowed him up; it’s a very dark, sad ending. And there’s a little bit of confusion about this. Korach...read more
  • In three months, all the work of building the Tabernacle, the Mishkan, is finished, and the Israelites are waiting for it to be put together. They go...read more
  • Michael explores how we are all interconnected and how even the most spiritual among us need others in our life if we are to truly transform and...read more
  • The portion Ki Tisa begins with the giving of the half a shekel. There’s a whole discussion in the Zohar about the fact that the giving of the half a...read more
  • Michael reveals the great opportunity that we achieve when we experience being broken and how feeling that we are broken allows us to reveal even...read more
  • It is very interesting where the portion of Mishpatim appears in the Torah. At the end of the previous portion, Yitro, there was the Revelation at...read more
  • Michael discusses the Biblical stories of Datan and Aviram who rebelled against Moses and Achitofel and Doeg HaEdomi who rebelled against King David...read more
  • Jacob is called by two names in the Torah - Jacob and Israel. The name Israel represents a higher level than the name Jacob. The Ohr HaChaim, Rav...read more
  • In Kabbalah we learn that consciousness is everything. Rav Shimon bar Yochai teaches in the Zohar that each of us has the spiritual responsibility to...read more
  • In the Bible, Joseph is taken from the dungeons of Egypt and becomes the second in command of Egypt. Join Michael as he reveals how we can break our...read more
  • There is a teaching in the portion of Vayeshev about receiving spiritual lessons from those who appear to be below us. It is about really living with...read more
  • We can connect to the greatest Light (Or HaGanuz or Concealed Light) during the times when we have fallen.  When we appreciate that it is from...read more
  • According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, spiritual purification allows us to connect to the highest levels of Divine Energy and Light. Our personal...read more
  • Michael reveals how we must recognize that we do not control the beginning, middle or end of any situation. The Light of the Creator is in complete...read more
  • Michael discusses false humility which originates from a lack in certainty in the greatness we are meant to achieve and prevents us from manifesting...read more
  • We all experience fear; some of us more than others. Some of us fear bigger things, while others fear smaller things. But fear in one way or another...read more
  • We meet two very unique individuals in this week’s portion. There is Balak, who was the king of Moab, and there is Bilaam, a great prophet and...read more
  • The portion of Chukat begins zot Chukat haTorah, which literally translated means, “this is the law of the Torah. “ Onkelos, the great translator of...read more
  • When you first read this portion it is very boring. It begins with the Creator telling Moses to speak to the priests - the children of Aaron - and...read more
  • The Shabbat of Tazria/Metzora is significant because two portions are read together, intertwining many of the lessons and Light that we receive this...read more
  • There is an endless amount of blessing that is meant for us, but we block it with our selfish and reactive behavior. In order to truly experience...read more
  • On a literal level, the portion of Shmini talks about the culmination of Light that was revealed through all the work the Israelites and Moses did in...read more
  • Join Michael as he reveals how we can remove blockages from our spiritual body thus opening up our ability to truly share with others.read more
  • Every time we entertain negative thoughts of anger, depression, fear and doubt, our Opponent adds negative shells (klipah) that give even more...read more
  • “This is the Day that the Creator made, we will be joyful and happy in it.” - Psalms 118:24 Whether we are aware of it or not, our day and all that...read more
  • This week we are coming to another important Shabbat, the Revelation at Sinai, the Aseret Hadibrot, translated as the Ten Utterances, but perhaps...read more
  • We come to a very important Shabbat, the Shabbat of the 72 Names of God. The amount of writings by kabbalists offering exciting revelations about...read more
  • Shemot, “names,” is the name of both this week’s portion and the second book of the Torah, which is also called Exodus. One of the teachings in this...read more
  • We know that Chanukah is about opening up the channel of miracles. Therefore, during this time, we have greater access to create miracles... but...read more
  • Michael discusses how we must be willing to be uncomfortable in order to open the gates of blessing and help others.read more
  • Every day we experience some form of offence from others. It is natural to become upset when a friend does something that is hurtful towards us. Our...read more
  • The gates of happiness open when Pisces begins. We need to take advantage of this, not only because we want to be happy, but because we want more...read more
  • Frequently things in life are exciting in the beginning and then they lose their excitement over time. Most people are more in love on the first date...read more
  • Sometimes it breaks over us like a slow-moving wave, other times it strikes as suddenly as lightning. The cause may be hidden or all too obvious:...read more
  • We are now in the beginning of the month of Elul, better known as the month of repentance. On a simple level, it can be understood that in the...read more
  • Kabbalists throughout the ages have sought to awaken within their students the ability to be free from approval-seeking. They often pushed them to...read more
  • One of the gifts the month of Cancer is the ability to be sensitive towards the pain of others. Usually, when we see somebody else in pain, we try to...read more
  • The great kabbalists of the past thousands of years kept this wisdom with the foresight that one day it would serve as a catalyst for personal and...read more
  • Join Michael as he reveals how we can connect with renewal in all aspects of our lives each day.read more
  • Michael discusses the importance of constant spiritual growth. We must ask, am I doing more each day?read more
  • The great kabbalists of the past thousands of years kept this wisdom with the foresight that one day it would serve as a catalyst for personal and...read more
  • Michael explores how our spiritual work reveals Light when we are in times of difficult or concealment.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
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