michael berg kabbalah scholar


  • The phrase uvi’arta harah mikirbecha, which translates as, “…and you will extinguish negativity from within you,” repeats itself many times in the...read more
  • This year, the portion Vayakhel-Pekudei falls on Shabbat Parah, a special Shabbat marking the beginning of preparations for Pesach. On this Shabbat,...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
  • Michael reveals how Moses and Aaron's love and appreciation for each other ignited the Light of the Tabernacle and later the Temple. For us to reveal...read more
  • The Zohar says that the Shabbat of Kedoshim is very important because although we gain understanding when we study and make connections, it is...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
  • 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
  • Some call it the “love holiday,” or the “day of soul mates.” The Talmud calls it “the most joyous day of the year.” While there are many different...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
  • The kabbalists teach that the most important consciousness to have is that of certainty. They make it clear that no matter what actions we do, if we...read more
  • Our fulfillment does not come from "more" of any external thing. Like the angels described in the Bible, our fulfillment comes with the knowledge 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
  • 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
  • This week, we want to understand what a unique gift is available for us in the portion of Tzav. To begin this understanding, there is a story in the...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
  • When we need to speak the truth and we have a sincere Desire to Share, our words may sometimes upset others.  In order to truly help, we cannot...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
  • If you look at the story of Vayeshev, it is probably the most depressing, chaos-filled portion in the entire Torah. Something terrible happens to...read more
  • Strong emotions are part of the sign of Cancer. This month gives us the opportunity to learn how to harness the energy of our emotions to assist us...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

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