Yehuda Berg

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Yehuda Berg, 2012

Yehuda Berg is a former co-director of the Kabbalah Centre, which was founded by his father Philip Berg.

Berg is an international speaker and author. One of his many books, The Power of Kabbalah, became an international best-seller[1] as did another of his books, The 72 Names of God.[1]

In February 2009, Berg launched a radio show on Sirius XM's Stars Channel entitled The Life You Create.[citation needed]

Influence[edit]

Yehuda offers Kabbalists a progressive voice on spirituality and has written more than 30 books on topics ranging from love, self-empowerment, depression and prosperity. He served as co-director of the Kabbalah Centre International for many years; however, recently, after the death of his father, the Kabbalah's Centre was re-organized his mother and mother as its leaders. Yehuda's wife teaches at the Kabbalah Cnetre still.

Lawsuit[edit]

In 2014, a former student at the Kabbalah Centre friend of Yehuda's brought a lawsuit against him alleging that he had assaulted her sexually. She claimed that Berg offered her alcohol and Vicodin while she visited him at his home and then made sexual advances.[2]

In November 2015 a Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that Berg had acted with malice and was liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress and therefore, he was ordered to pay $135,000, which included a punitive damages component.[2][3] The Kabbalah Centre itself was also ordered to pay $42,500 for being negligent in its supervision of Berg, who was one of its co-directors at the time of the assault,[2][3] although the incident did not occur at the Kabbalah Centre.

Awards[edit]

In 2007, Berg was named Number 4 in Newsweek's list of America's Top 50 Rabbis.[4]

In 2009, GQ magazine's The Gentlemen's Fund honored him for being an Agent of Change in the field of Education.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The 72 Names of God: Technology for the Soul. Kabbalah Publishing. 2003. ISBN 1-57189-135-8. 
  • The Power of Kabbalah. Kabbalah Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1-57189-250-8. 
  • The Red String Book: The Power of Protection. Kabbalah Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1-57189-248-6. 

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.wie.org/bios/yehuda-berg.asp Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c Aron, Hillel (25 November 2015). "KABBALAH CENTRE AND ITS FORMER RABBI TO THE STARS TO PAY $177,500 IN SEXUAL BATTERY SUIT". LA Weekly. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "'Rabbi to the Stars' and Kabbalah center to pay $127,500 in sexual-advance suit". Los Angeles Daily News. City News Service. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  4. ^ http://jpundit.typepad.com/jci/2007/03/newsweeks_top_5.html

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