Papa Don’t Preach Kabbalah

Rachel BernsteinCult

Madonna’s American Life is reminiscent of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. When most people saw it for the first time; excitement gave way to confusion, then embarrassment, then anger, and finally, sadness and a deep disappointment. Why? Because a childhood icon had been thoroughly despoiled. Obviously there are some out there that legitimately enjoy American Life. There are more who profess to enjoy it … Read More

Cult Education :: Judaism Lite

Rachel BernsteinCult

Judaism Lite Rabbi Philip Berg’s Kabbalah Center attracts swarms of celebrities, disaffected Jews, and others. But critics call him a cheesy New Age huckster who has distorted and dumbed down an ancient mystical faith. New Times Los Angeles, April 27 – May 3, 2000 By Denise Hamilton Marilyn Rothman is a highly educated, white-collar professional in her 30s. She is … Read More