THE BURIAL OF KABBALIST RAV BERG

What a day. The burial in Safed of the greatest Kabbalist in human history. It was absolutely surreal. I was convinced many times I would be waking up from a bad dream any minute. I never experienced anything so transcendent; so physical and raw in its pain; so spiritual and absolutely biblical in its significance to our souls and this world (and I don’t mean biblical metaphorically). The effect it had upon each of us standing there under a blazing sun experiencing the unthinkable was indescribable and yet probably different for each person.

 

The air by the Rav’s tomb was sprinkled with a fragrance that I guess must be the Garden of Eden. I found that air intoxicating and kept asking my two sons if they could smell it.

 

It began for me on Thursday, before Yom Kippur. I was visiting the Rav at the hospital. The Rav was wincing in pain and tightening up his entire body groaning and writhing in a battle beyond words. The Rav was delirious and did not really notice me. After a short while it was time for me to leave. I said goodbye to the Rav and the Rav literally stopped wincing and squirming in pain and suddenly became alert. He stopped, looked up at me happily, and gave me the Rav’s trademark smile with a knowing twinkle in the eye. Literally!

 

Then the Rav went back into battle.

 

That was the last time I saw the Rav in this physical world.

 

I had the merit to see the Rav in the hospital room after the Rav left our world. The Rav was glowing and lying peacefully with the family by his side. It was clear to me that Karen was not only the Matriarch of our world, as was Rachel, but Karen was also our Queen Esther, Sarah and all the great female chariots of the Bible. But none of them are as great as Karen for they are each a part of Karen.

 

Today, as the Rav was buried, the cries of Michael and Yehuda shook the hills of Galilee and cut through everyone.

 

I am leaving Safed now still numb and dazed but peaceful with certainty blazing like 400 million suns in my heart. For I had many conversations with The Rav over the last 25 years only one of which I will share now.

 

15 years ago the Rav told me he was afraid to tell Karen what it was going to take to bring an end to pain, suffering and death. Now I know why.

 

The other reason for my certainty was the crying and pleadings of the Rav and Karen’s sainted and beloved two sons, Yehuda and Michael.

 

They laid it on the line today and begged and demanded from the deepest depth of a human soul for their father to continue to help us finish this once and for all.

 

We will see the results of their prayers in our lifetime.

 

Because if there is a gate to heaven, their piercing wails just opened it wider than anytime in human history.

 

And so this isn’t the end.

 

This is the beginning.

 

 

 

Billy Phillips

Billy Phillips has been a student of Kabbalist Rav Berg and Karen Berg since 1989. He has been instrumental in helping to make Kabbalah accessible for the masses working on both private and public projects under the guidance of Kabbalist Rav Berg. He has lectured on a variety of topics, most notably the profound connection between Kabbalah, Christianity, Islam and the world of Science.

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10 Responses

  1. damien says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I saw the memorial via internet it was sad to see Michael and Yehuda crying…. I saw your conference about Kabbalah and Christianity and I really really enjoyed it. Thank you!
    Damien
    damien.serrano@gmail.com

  2. Aharon Guttmann says:

    the Leader
    and now a leader star above us
    rest in peace HARAV and keep lead us from above

  3. Manuel Rodriguez says:

    My condolence to the family it hard the fact we all will end this way but a person like the rav should no suffer the family should try to understand that the death of the body is not the end but that life will go to a different level for shure he will be closer to Hachem wherever he will be.

  4. David says:

    Thank you for sharing. For me the rav is more alive than ever. The rav will show the world all the secrets that were yet to be revealed…

  5. Nilay says:

    The Stairways to Heaven-the greatest Tzadakim of our time-
    Love always HaRav One Soul -One World

  6. Britt says:

    Billy, thank you so much for sharing! Amazing!!!

  7. Michal Lesovoy says:

    Please share more

  8. Dana says:

    Thank you so very much for sharing this. I feel the Rav’s love for us more than ever. Please keep sharing your stories. My amazement and appreciation for the Berg family grows deeper each passing second I continue to study and grow.

  9. Alejandro Barros says:

    I can´t share the conviction of the existance of the after life. But I am absolutly convinced of human good will, as it seens was the case of RAV BERG. I hpe people like that will multiply by millions.

  10. Amir Rehan says:

    Thank you for throwing us the rope of certainty beyond logic to stay hanging on above the illusions! Very powerful.

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