michael berg kabbalah scholar

Overcoming Challenges

  • Michael reveals how the Temple sacrifices described in the Biblical story of Vayikra instill within us the idea that there is nothing but the Light...read more
  • The portion Vayechi begins Vayechi Yaakov b'Eretz Mitzrayim, Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years. In the previous portions, we have read about the life...read more
  • It says in the beginning of the portion Vayigash, Vayigash elav Yehuda. Yehuda, the leader of the brothers of Joseph, is going to “stand up” to...read more
  • Regarding the beginning of the portion Vayeshev which tells the story of the family of Jacob, Rashi quotes an explanation from the Midrash as to why...read more
  • In the reading from the Prophets, the Haftarah, for the portion Lech Lecha, there’s an explanation about Abraham that could also be very beneficial...read more
  • It says in the portion Shoftim, “A person needs to appoint for himself somebody to whom he is accountable in spiritual terms.” To explain this, we...read more
  • There is a fundamental paradox that the commentators speak about concerning the portion of Chukat and the process of removing the Tumat HaMet,...read more
  • 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...read more
  • Michael explores the importance of connecting to the energy of Isaac the Patriarch.  While Abraham brought the energy of the Right Column and...read more
  • In the portion Chayei Sarah, it says that the Creator blessed Abraham with everything. This means, therefore, that there's an opening for us during...read more
  • One of the very powerful and important teachings found in the Zohar, in a section called "Locks, doorways, and the great rooms," is explained by Rav...read more
  • In the portion Vayishlach, Jacob is preparing himself with protection, because physically, his brother is able to kill him or greatly harm him. The...read more
  • In the portion Chayei Sarah, it says Ve’Avraham zaken ba bayamim, “Abraham was old, coming into his days.” The way the words ba bayamin appear in the...read more
  • The physical story of the portion Ki Tavo that we read is regarding what's called bikkurim, the first fruit. In the times when people were farmers in...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
  • The portion Ki Tetze speaks about the battle against the Negative Side, and I want to go back to a few verses in the previous portion, Shoftim, that...read more
  • Just as the Israelites traveled in the desert and experienced miracles, there are deserts or times of difficulty in our life where we can extract...read more
  • Michael discusses how everything that happens to us is sent by the Light, how this helps us understand the purpose of our trials, and how every life...read more
  • Michael reveals how the power of certainty can elevate and transform the collective consciousness of the world and remove chaos and negativity from...read more
  • Michael reveals the reason why we experience challenges and how we can transform them by elevating sparks of Light through opportunities of...read more
  • Michael reveals the secrets found within the story of Rav Tarfon and how each of us can be inspired in the midst of darkness. 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
  • The portion Beshalach is a very important one. It is the one where the 72 Names are revealed, and one of great miracles; as such, it is one from...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
  • It says the Creator comes to Abraham and tells him, Lech Lecha - Go from where you are, from your home, to a location I’ll tell you later. Don’t...read more
  • Michael discusses the Bible portion of Ki Tavo which includes 98 curses and how the Shabbat reading of the Tetragrammaton in this portion can cleanse...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
  • Michael turns to the writings of Rav Ashlag and reveals how the Light revealed at any time is greater than we actually receive. If we are able to...read more
  • The portion of Shlach Lecha is the famous discussion of the spies. The Creator says to Moses, “Send people and they should go into the Land of Canaan...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can maintain a constant, conscious connection with the Light in our lives and what it will take for us to achieve the end of...read more
  • The portion Miketz begins with the word vayehi, which represents something negative, but this portion is talking about a positive occurrence, which...read more
  • The kabbalists teach that all negativity and all darkness is merely momentary. When we remember this, we are empowered to rise above negativity and...read more
  • Michael discusses the lives of sarah and Abraham and explores how we can transform night into day, darkness into Light, and negativity into...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
  • There are certain Shabbats in the year that are given a special name. This Shabbat of the portion Devarim is one of them; it’s called Shabbat Chazon...read more
  • Michael shares a story about the Ohev Israel, the Apta Rebbe about how we can remove decrees of judgment and negativity that may be hanging over us....read more
  • This portion speaks about the 42 places that the Israelites traveled in the desert. Those of us who study Kabbalah hear the number 42 and know it...read more
  • Michael reveals how we can extract blessings from difficult situations, elevate sparks of Light by breaking the power of the desert, and the gift of...read more
  • In the portion of Shlach Lecha the Creator tells Moses to send twelve people to enter into Israel and come back with a report; we know it as the...read more
  • The kabbalists teach that when we experience discomfort, difficulty or pain, it cleanses us from aspects of our Desire to Receive for the Self Alone...read more
  • Michael reveals that when we achieve complete transformation in our spiritual work, we come to a consciousness of rest.  What is a consciousness...read more
  • On the Shabbat of Pesach we receive 4 gifts: We ask to receive a yearning for the Light of the Creator. We ask to receive the new soul that the...read more
  • Michael explains how every negative action that a person does creates darkness, but her or she can also transform this darkness through his or her...read more
  • Michael reveals how our spiritual work is to achieve complete and total transformation from who we are now into who our soul desires.  This is...read more
  • The literal story of Shmini discusses Moses, Aaron, and Aaron’s sons Nadab and Avihu assisting with the work to prepare the Tabernacle. Then, the...read more

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