michael berg kabbalah scholar


  • The portion Miketzbegins with the word vayehi, representing something negative, which is strange, because this portion talks about a positive...read more
  • The battle that is spoken about in the portion Ki Tetze, the Zohar tells us, is the battle of the individual against what is called the Negative...read more
  • Michael reveals the secret behind unanswered prayers. Sharing from the stories of Abraham and Isaac, Michael explains how we have the power to change...read more
  • Michael reveals how in fighting our Desire to Receive for the Self Alone, we break down what the kabbalists refer to as the 955 gates. In doing this...read more
  • In this portion, there's a discussion of the Nazirite, a person who voluntarily decides at times to take a vow to separate from the physicality of...read more
  • The Israelites see Moses as God, and they need rules, they need somebody to tell them what to do, they need nature; they couldn't live in a realm...read more
  • This week, we have two portions. The word “death” appears in one of them- Acharei Mot, “after death.” Clearly then, part of our work on this Shabbat...read more
  • The portions of Vayakhel-Pekudei not only contain the culmination of all the work that occurred in the book of Shemot, or Exodus, but also bring us...read more
  • In the portion of Vayeshev, the brothers sell Joseph for twenty silver coins. And what the Midrash says they do with those coins sounds initially...read more
  • It says in the Zohar that Joseph, Yosef HaTzadik, did not achieve the level of being righteous until he stood strong against the advances of the wife...read more
  • Often in life, we try to decide whether something should or should not be done; whether something is the right move or the right decision. It is...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can connect with the energy of immortality by diminishing our ego therefore eliminating death and darkness and drawing...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
  • 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
  • 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

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