Education of a Kabbalist

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In this memoir, Rav Berg illuminates the profound bond between teacher and student, painting a beautiful portrait of one of the greatest kabbalists of our time—Rav Yehuda Brandwein. Set in Israel during the tumultuous days before and after the Six Day War, this book traces the development of their special relationship and shares the wisdom gleaned from it. Within its pages, we sense their passion for bringing the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah to the contemporary world. This is the spiritual journey that ultimately ...

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Overview

In this memoir, Rav Berg illuminates the profound bond between teacher and student, painting a beautiful portrait of one of the greatest kabbalists of our time—Rav Yehuda Brandwein. Set in Israel during the tumultuous days before and after the Six Day War, this book traces the development of their special relationship and shares the wisdom gleaned from it. Within its pages, we sense their passion for bringing the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah to the contemporary world. This is the spiritual journey that ultimately resulted in Rav Brandwein passing the responsibility of leadership of The Kabbalah Centre to Rav Berg.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571898159
  • Publisher: Kabbalah Centre Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,420,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Born in the Williamsburg section of New York into a family with a long rabbinical tradition, Rav Berg later was himself ordained, and dedicated himself to the study of Kabbalah. He and his wife Karen opened the doors of The Kabbalah Centre in 1971 to all persons interested in achieving self-improvement through spiritual realization. Under the Rav's leadership, KCI has become a vibrant international organization with more than 20 centers and 50 study groups.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Introduction 7

He is not a Rabbi, He is a Kabbalist 10

Do Not Look at the Container, But at what is within 16

I was Drawn to Kabbalah as if by a Magnet 23

Why Evil is Drawn to Light 27

The Bow and Arrow of Lag B'omer 31

The Person with no Enemies has done Nothing 38

The Unity of the Soul 45

Kabbalah is for all People not Just a Chosen Few 50

The Direction and aim of prayer 55

I saw the face of my teacher of blessed Memory Shine Like the Radiance of the Firmament 62

There will be a person to explain his books 66

The Abundance of the Springs of Life 71

I Found my Teacher for Life 77

The Power of Restriction and the bread of shame 80

The Light therein will Restore him 85

How are we to know who is truly Spiritual? 89

Kabbalash Should be understandable to Everyone 94

The Mikveh Contains all the secrets of life 98

The ten Luminous Emations 103

To pay in Advance for a Future debt 106

Never Forget you were chosen to serve the public 110

Money is Merely A Medium for Spreading Kabbalah 114

The Treasury of Rav Shimon 116

Trouble and Problems are always Part of the Process 120

The Sephardic Tradition Must be Strengthened 126

We must never forget the good of others 130

The Importance of Our past lives 135

Only a Fool hits at the Stick Instead of the one holding it 139

The Blows we receive are equivalent to Gold 142

One must not play games with his Blessed light 146

The Both Knew of my Intentions 149

What has taken place so far is like a drop in the Ocean 152

Through Kabbalah we transcend the limitations of time 154

The light of the blessed one treat us as we would treat others 156

The Gift of the third Mean 158

His Face Shone as with the light of the sun 161

One man-a Kabbalist-Changed an Entire Country 166

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