Leading Cult Expert Rick Ross Slams The Kabbalah Centre, Calling It a “Destructive Cult”

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Mr Ross, one of the leading experts on cults and deprogrammers in the world today, recently released a video where he speaks extensively on The Kabbalah Centre, and why he believes that it meets the criteria of a destructive cult that exerts undue influence upon its members, using authoritarian leadership and manipulation through coercive thought reform practices which result in the exploitation of its followers.

He uses Robert J. Lifton’s thesis on cults to show why this is the case. Mr Ross states that the Bergs are held in an aura of Divinity by their followers, that they don’t feel that they can dispute anything that they’re told by the Bergs. This demonstrates how the Kabbalah Centre’s leaders are absolute authoritarians, that Mr Ross says are similar to what other groups that are considered to be destructive cults have. 

 

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Madonna in custody battle with Guy Ritchie over the return of son Rocco to her in NYC

Madonna, the Kabbalah Centre Cult’s most famous devotee, recently went to court in a feud with former husband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, to force son Rocco to return to New York to spend Christmas with her.

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The Telegraph UK states that the “singer wins legal bid to have 15-year-old son forced to board a plane from London despite him wanting to stay in the UK for Christmas.”

(Rocco ended up defying the court order, didn’t board a plane and stayed with his Dad in London for the holidays).

So, Guy Ritchie is supporting his son’s bid to stay with him in the UK instead of returning to Madonna.

We wonder if this has anything to do with the possibility that Mr Ritchie may not want for his son to be involved further in Madonna’s Kabbalah Centre cult activities, especially in light of the recent scandal and sexual assault court case against the Kabbalah Centre cult co-leader, Yehuda Berg, one of Madonna’s ‘spiritual teachers’, that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages being awarded to Berg’s victim.

Madonna involves all of her children in her Kabbalah Centre cult, including Rocco, and did the same with Mr Ritchie whilst they were still married to each other. After they divorced, Mr Ritchie severed all ties with the Kabbalah Centre cult.

The news sites are speculating that the reason for Rocco’s refusal is because he doesn’t want to be part of Madonna’s concert tour anymore. We have a different theory. We believe that Yehuda Berg’s recent spectacular fall from grace (he’s now been ousted from the Kabbalah Centre cult to stop them from losing members and their precious $$$$) has done a lot to influence Mr Ritchie’s decision. And if we may say it, rightly so! The children do not deserve to be involved in cults, and if one parent can save them, then that’s a very good thing! Sorry Madonna, but remember, everything comes from the Creator. He’s trying to help you to wake up to yourself! We hope that you do, before your children all turn on you one day…

From The Telegraph UK:

Madonna goes to court in feud with Guy Ritchie to force son Rocco to return to New York

Madonna has gone to court to force her 15-year-old son Rocco to return to New York, after his father Guy Ritchie insisted that he wanted to stay in the UK for Christmas.

The singer appeared before a judge in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, where she won her bid to have her son forced to board a plane from London.

Mr Ritchie, a film director who has two children with Madonna, argued through his lawyer that Rocco preferred to spend Christmas with his father, the New York Post reported.

“He has expressed very clearly that he does not want to return to New York,” said Eric Buckley, Mr Ritchie’s lawyer, regarding their son.

Madonna, appearing agitated, tried to interject, the New York Daily News reported, but was calmed by her lawyer Eleanor Alter.

Judge Deborah Kaplan asked Mr Buckley: “Has he prevented the child from returning to the US?”

“Effectively yes,” Mr Buckley replied.

Judge Kaplan ordered that Rocco should talk with Madonna, and then revisit the issue of which parent he prefers.

The judge told a smiling Madonna that Rocco must also present himself to court in the United States for the case to be decided.

“I’m directing the child to be returned to New York. If he wants to stay with his father, he must return to his mother.”

Madonna, in a black wool fur cape, long black skirt and dark sunglasses, refused to comment as she left the Manhattan courtroom.

Madonna and Ritchie were granted a divorce in 2008. They also have an adopted son, David Banda, 10.

Madonna has two other children, Lourdes Leon, 19, and nine-year-old Mercy James, adopted from Malawi.

The 57-year-old has recently returned to New York from Glasgow, where on Sunday night she performed for her Rebel Heart tour.

The show, which began in Montreal in September, has seen her criss-cross the US and Europe. Concluding the European leg, she is back in New York for Christmas before starting again, on January 6, in Mexico City and continuing through Asia and Australasia, wrapping up in March.

Ritchie married model Jacqui Ainsley this summer, and lives in London with her and their three sons.

Madonna in happier times with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and disgraced Kabbalah Centre cult leader Yehuda Berg

 

Disgraced False Kabbalah Cult Leader Yehuda Berg Gets A Taste of God’s Judgment

From Hollywood (false kabbalah) rabbi to the stars, and #4 in Newsweek’s Top 50 American rabbis, to the most shameful downfall from his glittering heights, exposed as a sexual predator, attempted rapist, would-be adulterer, liar, blasphemous heretic, two-faced deceiver and grossest of all hypocrites.

Welcome to a taste of God’s judgment, Yehuda Berg! Couldn’t happen to a bigger schmuck!

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Disgraced Kabbalah Centre Cult Leader Yehuda Berg’s Sexual Advances Turned Her Away From Religion, Says Woman Who Won Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Him

Original news story: Kabbalah Rabbi Yehuda Berg’s sexual advances turned her away from religion, says woman suing him

A former Kabbalah Centre International student testified Wednesday that her negative experiences with the Jewish school of thought has prompted her to shun religion, distrust the clergy and install extensive security in her home to protect herself.

Jena Scaccetti told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury that the controlling aspects of Kabbalah and an alleged attempt by one of its former co-directors, Rabbi Yehuda Berg, to convince her to have sex with him took its toll after six years as a follower.

“I never confided in a rabbi again,” Scaccetti testified. “I grew up a Catholic and I don’t confide in any priests. I don’t want to convert to Judaism. My connection is between me and God at this point. I don’t trust middle men.”

The plaintiff was in her second day of testimony in trial of her lawsuit against Berg and the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles, where Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and other celebrities have studied.

The 36-year-old plaintiff alleges Berg gave her alcohol and a Vicodin pill to try and relax her so she would agree to have sex with him at his mother’s apartment in the Kabbalah Centre in New York City the night of Oct. 25- 26, 2012. She also claims he touched her and forcibly embraced her.

Scaccetti says she rejected his advances and that the four-hour visit ended with him calling for a cab to take her home, but only after he seized her phone and deleted messages. She said he also threatened her harm and even death if she told anyone what happened.

Berg testified he acted improperly and did not try to change her mind when she refused to have sex.

At the request of her lawyer, Scaccetti read several text messages she and Berg exchanged shortly after their visit in New York City. Most of the writings were friendly in nature.

“At that point in my life, I could never imagine talking to Yehuda in a disrespectful way,” she said.

However, about two weeks later, the tone of Scaccetti’s texts changed, In one text she told Berg that what happened in his mother’s apartment was “not OK” with her.

“You crossed the line and with me and you know it,” Scaccettt said she told Berg.

Scaccetti said her decision to seek a spiritual renewal with Kaballah after ending an abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend turned out to be another of many “bad, bad choices” she has made throughout her life.

“Yehuda was the last straw where I could take being abused by another guy,” she said.

She said she and her brother live together in a home with security cameras that make her feel safer. But she says she still experiences anxiety and depression from her Kabbalah experiences.

“Every day I’m reprogramming my brain,” she said. “Every aspect of my life, they controlled. Every day I work to get the thoughts out of my life so I can get control.”

Scaccetti said she was ambivalent at first about speaking out and filing the lawsuit she eventually brought against the Kabbalah Centre and Berg in January 2014.

“I felt that by coming forward I could put myself in danger in some metaphysical way,” she said. “I was afraid he could put some kind of spell on me.”

Scaccetti said she also worried about the impact a lawsuit could have on Berg’s wife and their five children. But she said she believes that by going public that she can actually protect both herself and others.

“It’s awful to talk about, but I’m preventing it from happening to someone else and I’m proud of that,” she said.

Berg is the author of about 30 books, including “The Power of Kabbalah” and “The 72 Names of God.” His father, Rav Berg, and brother, Michael Berg, also taught at the Los Angeles center.

Berg admitted during his testimony that he was addicted at the time to alcohol and drugs. He said he left Kabbalah International in May 2014 to get treatment for his addictions and that he is now sober.

By Bill Hetherman, City News Service

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Disgraced Kabbalah Centre Cult Co-Director Yehuda Berg After Being Ordered To Pay $85K To Sexual Assault Lawsuit Victim: “I Know Now That To Be Part of the Kabbalah Centre Is Not My Destiny”

Yehuda Berg announces via a Facebook status update that he’s no longer going to be part of the Kabbalah Centre Cult leadership – 2nd of December, 2015

– Berg released the statement on his Facebook page yesterday. This comes hot on the heels of a recent lawsuit against him for drugging and sexually molesting a former Kabbalah Centre cult follower that resulted in $117K+ damages being awarded to the victim.

– Yehuda Berg, a former consistent Top 10 lister in Newsweek’s Top 50 American Rabbis, admits that he’s had drug and alcohol addictions for the past 11 years and that he’s ‘hurt people’ around him as a result of these addictions.  According to court statements that he made these addictions started in 2004, after his now-deceased father and founder of the Kabbalah Centre cult, Philip Berg, suffered a debilitating stroke.

– There was no mention of an apology from Yehuda Berg to the people that he hurt, for instance the woman who filed the lawsuit against him, Jena Scaccetti, or indeed for all the lies and misrepresentations and utter hypocrisy that he committed as a co-leader of the Kabbalah Centre cult. Not to mention other crimes and other money-making scams that he helped his cult to perpetuate that caused people to give all of their money to his cult because they believed in him and his bogus cult teachings!

– No apology means that he’s not sorry. In fact, it may very well be that he was pushed to step down by the other Kabbalah Centre cult leaders (Karen Berg namely) because of the outcome of the lawsuit against him. So if that’s the case then he’s only leaving because he was told to leave, not because he’s genuinely sorry (he would’ve said sorry if he were!)

– His statement is full of excuses – ‘the pressure was too great’ and in court, he said that his father’s stroke in 2004 caused him to become addicted to “anything that can make you high or drunk.” “When he had his stroke, it devastated my life,” he said. (No mention of why he’s not taking full responsibility for his own actions that he loved to preach when he was a Kabbalah Centre cult leader though – much less not turning to drug and alcohol addictions and sexual assaults and sexual predator crimes AND lying to followers about all of it).

– The Kabbalah Centre cult has distanced itself from Yehuda Berg. Also claimed non-responsibility for any of his actions. This means that it’s highly unlikely that the Kabbalah Centre cult is about to change its ways. It will carry on deceiving, hurting, scamming and abusing cult believers as per usual. There are several other lawsuits pending against the Kabbalah Centre cult, namely for fraud and misusing victims’ moneys. We await to see how they develop.

– In the meantime, this former ‘rock star’ of the Kabbalah Centre cult and Hollywood’s false rabbi to the stars has suffered the most ignominous, shameful and spectacular downfall from his previously lofty heights.

– Some may say that it couldn’t happen to a better guy! Perhaps for the countless victims of the Kabbalah Centre cult, the punishment he has received is not nearly enough. We await to see if more sexual assault/drugging victims will now step forward as well.

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Kabbalah Centre Cult and Cult Co-Director Yehuda Berg Found Guilty in Civil Court! Ordered to Pay $177,500 in Sexual Assault Lawsuit

From the LA Times, November 24, 2015

Jury orders Kabbalah Centre and former director to pay $177,500 in sexual assault lawsuit 

by Stephen Ceasar

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday ordered Kabbalah Centre International and a former co-director of the organization to pay a total of $177,500 to a former student who alleged the rabbi plied her with drugs and alcohol with the intent of raping her. 

Last year, Jena Scaccetti sued the organization, which is headquartered in Los Angeles, alleging that Rabbi Yehuda Berg forced her to drink alcohol and take prescription drugs as he tried to have sex with her.

The jury rejected a battery claim against Berg, whose father founded the organization. But the panel found he was responsible for inflicting emotional distress on Scaccetti.

“Ms. Scaccetti is very happy that the jury found in her favor and awarded her damages — and is especially happy that by bringing this lawsuit she may have saved others from being victimized by Yehuda Berg,” said attorney Alain V. Bonavida, who represented Scaccetti.

Jurors decided Berg should pay Scaccetti $85,000. The Kabbalah Centre was found to be negligent in its supervision of Berg, a former co-director, and was ordered to pay $42,500.

The jury also found that Berg acted with malice and should pay $50,000 in punitive damages.

An attorney representing Berg did not return requests for comment, nor did a spokesperson for Kabbalah Centre International.

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Authentic Kabbalah is the Path to Kedusha (Holiness). Internally and Externally.

Madonna wears the Kabbalah Centre cult's red string at all times.

Madonna, the ̶c̶a̶r̶d̶-̶c̶a̶r̶r̶y̶i̶n̶g̶ perpetually red-string-wearing devotee of the Kabbalah Centre cult.

How do you know if you’ve got yourself involved in a false kabbalah cult, instead of an authentic place of kabbalistic learning? For one thing, have a look at who the students and members are, and what they are about. Are they following a path to holiness and sanctity (Kedusha), through attaining faith above all understanding and love in the Creator? Or are they doing something else entirely? Either way, it will be reflected in their external actions (as well as their internal attainments). Their external actions should be one of the main indicators as to whether you’re in a false kabbalah group or cult or not. See for yourself: are the followers outwardly busy pursuing their own egos, or are they busy bestowing to pursue the love of God without receiving anything for themselves? Ego or Evil in kabbalah is defined as self-love, the will to receive only for oneself, be it the will to receive wealth and riches, fame, power, recognition, and other corporeal desires of this world. Or any desire, really, even the desire for spirituality, if the primary goal is to satisfy one’s self and not to bestow purely in order to provide contentment to one’s Maker.

The ones pursuing their own egos would be hard to miss – they’re the ones busy satisfying their own desires for themselves, all the while screaming and hollering for attention. The ones who are living on the path of holiness, on the other hand, won’t be so obvious at all, and most likely won’t be much to look at on the outside, because their desire to stay humble will ensure that their efforts won’t be seen or recognised by others easily. See, you can’t do both, pursue your ego as well as pursue God at the same time. That’s the whole point about being on the path to spirituality. You can only choose one way, and if purification and holiness are not where you’re heading, then you’re going in the opposite direction. Time to take stock and get back on track, if that’s what you really want to do. (Learn to surrender to the Creator completely by studying authentic Kabbalah for starters. With God, these are all the things that are possible and in fact, exactly what He intended for us – only the best out of life).

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Madonna – The Kabbalah Centre cult’s #1 Student, and Most Famous and Devoted Follower

Take the performer known as Madonna (pictured here) for example. She’s the Kabbalah Centre cult’s most famous follower/cult member, “the face” of the Kabbalah Centre cult, as most people would probably know. It’s one of the things that she’s most known for, having been with the Kabbalah Centre cult since the early to mid-1990s, and proudly proclaiming to the whole world of this fact through her highly-publicised Kabbalah Centre cult activities. So that’s at least 20 years of being the most famous if not “devoted” and celebrated student of the Kabbalah Centre cult. After 20 years of studying so-called kabbalah from this place, we should expect her to be well and truly on the path to holiness, sanctity, and righteousness, if the Kabbalah Centre taught authentic kabbalah, should we not?

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Hmmm. What do you think?

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I think NOT.

Seriously. If carrying on in this way is what the Kabbalah Centre cult is teaching Madonna, then she really needs to demand her money back, (and according to her charity organisation’s IRS documents she gives the Kabbalah Centre cult millions of tax-free dollars each year), because what they’re teaching her is most definitely NOT authentic kabbalah, going by what she’s patently showing to the whole world. Madonna wants the whole world to know that she’s a devoted kabbalah student. What the world needs to know, however, is that Madonna is a devoted FALSE kabbalah cult student. There’s a mighty big difference. And the results are manifested quite clearly enough. As one can see for one’s self.

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag writes:

“In the verse, “O ye that love the Lord, hate evil; He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivered them out of the hand of the wicked,” he interprets that it is not enough to love the Creator, and to want to be awarded adhesion with the Creator. One should also hate evil.

The matter of hatred is expressed by hating the evil, called “the will to receive.” And one sees that one has no artifice to be rid of it, and at the same time one does not want to accept the situation. And one feels the losses that the evil causes him, and also sees the truth that one cannot annul the evil by himself, since it is a natural force by the Creator, who has imprinted the will to receive in man.

In that state, the verse tells us what one can do, meaning hate evil. And by that the Creator will keep him from that evil, as it is written, “He preserveth the souls of His saints.”

… Hence, since the Creator loves to bestow, the lower ones should also adapt to want only to bestow. The Creator also hates to be a receiver, as He is completely whole and does not need a thing. Thus, man, too, must hate the matter of reception for oneself.

It follows from all the above, that one must bitterly hate the will to receive, for all the ruins in the world come only from the will to receive. And through the hatred, one corrects it and surrenders under the Kedusha (Sanctity).”

From: “You That Love the Lord, Hate Evil” by Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (“Baal HaSulam”)

It goes without saying, then, that if one wishes to study authentic Kabbalah that will bring one to closeness and therefore revelation of the Creator in his/her life, that one should take care not to be dazzled or duped by famous celebrities (even those whose talents and achievements one admires) and instead stay as far away from the Kabbalah Centre cult as much as one possibly can.