September 18, 2013

Philip Berg, who brought Kabbalah to the stars, dies

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Philip Berg, the rabbi who made an ancient strain of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah popular among the Hollywood elite, died Monday (Sept. 16).

Photo courtesy Kabbalah Centre website

Philip Berg, the rabbi who made an ancient strain of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah popular among the Hollywood elite, died Monday (Sept. 16).

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(RNS) Kabbalah Centre founder Philip Berg attracted celebrities such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, and Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and made Kabbalah's red bracelets a red-carpet staple.