Karen Berg

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Karen Berg
Born Karen Mulnick[1]
Nationality American
Occupation Author, Spiritual Director of Kabbalah Centre

Karen Berg is an author and the spiritual director of the Kabbalah Centre. She has written four books, God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women,[2] Simple Light, Wisdom from a Woman's Heart,[3] To Be Continued, Reincarnation and the Purpose of our Lives,[4] and Finding the Light through the Darkness, Inspirational lessons rooted in the Bible and the Zohar.[5]

Career[edit]

Born Karen Mulnich,[1] Berg grew up in a Jewish family, but was not around orthodox Jews until she worked at an insurance office based in New York where she met Philip Berg. She and Philip Berg later married in 1971. The couple moved to Jerusalem with Karen Berg's two daughters from a previous marriage, and had two sons, Yehuda and Michael, born in 1972 and 1973. Philip began teaching Kabbalah with Berg supporting him. They set up The Research Centre of Kabbalah in Tel Aviv. After living there for 12 years, they moved to Richmond Hill in Queens. Berg suggested opening a school so that all people could learn Kabbalah. Their house became the first American location of the Kabbalah Centre.[6][7][8] The Bergs later moved to Beverly Hills.[7]

In 2005, Berg wrote God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women.[6][9] The book covers ancient Kabalistic wisdom in a contemporary and practical way.[10] She also wrote Simple Light, Wisdom from a Woman's Heart in 2008.[11]

Berg founded The Kabbalah Centre Charitable Foundation, Spirituality for Kids, an online program that works to help at-risk kids and teens. In 2005, she founded Kids Creating Peace, an organization that works with children in war-torn areas of the Middle East.[11][12][13]

Philip Berg died in 2013 and after his death, Karen Berg and the couple's son Michael directed the daily activities of the Centre, Karen Berg became spiritual leader Kabbalah Centre.[11] In 2016, Berg wrote Finding the Light Through the Darkness: Inspirational Lessons Rooted in the Bible and the Zohar.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Karen Berg (2005). God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women. Kabbalah Centre. 
  • Karen Berg (2008). Simple Light, Wisdom from a Woman's Heart. Kabbalah Publishing. 
  • Karen Berg (2012). To Be Continued, Reincarnation and the Purpose of Our Lives. Kabbalah Publishing. 
  • Karen Berg (2016). Finding the Light Through the Darkness. Kabbalah Publishing. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harriet Ryan (September 22, 2013). "Philip Berg dies; controversial kabbalah rabbi with celebrity followers". Faith Street. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Karen Berg (2005). God Wears Lipstick: Kabbalah for Women. Kabbalah Centre. 
  3. ^ Karen Berg (2008). Simple Light, Wisdom from a Woman's Heart. Kabbalah Publishing. 
  4. ^ Karen Berg. "To Be Continued: Reincarnation and the Purpose of Our Lives". GoodReads. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Finding the Light Through the Darkness". The Kabbalah Centre. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Harriet Ryan, Kim Christiansen (October 16, 2011). "Couple's success spreading kabbalah yields to discord, tax probe". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b David Brinn (September 9, 2009). "Madonna's Kabbalah guide Karen Berg has built a spiritual empire". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ Veronique Altglas (May 1, 2014). From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage. Oxford University Press. 
  9. ^ David Brinn (September 4, 2009). "Madonna's Kabbalah guide: Mysticism has made her better, humbler person". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ Robin Palmer. "God Wears Lipstick". Yogi Times. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c "Karen Berg". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Karen Berg". Inspire Me Today. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Israeli, Palestinian children go to 'Peace Camp'". The Acorn. November 24, 2005. Retrieved September 20, 2016.