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Philip Berg

Born: Aug 20, 1927

Death: Sep 16, 2013

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Philip Berg

Date of Birth : Aug 20, 1927
Date of Death : Sep 16, 2013
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Philip S. Berg was an American rabbi and dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre organization. Having written a number of books on the subject of Kabbalah, Berg believed that the philosophy should not be taught exclusively to a select few Jewish scholars but become a shared wealth of practical wisdom available to all of humankind. There is disagreement about whether Berg's teachings, as relayed through the Kabbalah Centre, have sufficient grounds and/or genuine authority according to Jewish law, as they include some dogmas and translations differing markedly from those of more-traditional Kabbalists. Some Jewish scholars emphatically reject such teachings, deeming them as foreign to both the Kabbalah in particular and to Judaism in general, while others applaud his populist advocacy. In poor health following a stroke in 2004, he died on September 16, 2013.

Profession


  • Writer
  • Rabbi
  • Astrologer

Spouse


  • Karen Berg

Children


  • Yehuda Berg
  • Michael Berg
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