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January 18, 2014

Kabbalah Centre Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault

Yehuda_BergYehuda Berg, who is the co-director of the L.A.branch of the  Kabbalah Centre and a son of the centre’s late founder Rabbi Philip Berg, allegedly sexually assaulted Jena Scaccetti in October 2012 in his mother Karen Berg’s apartment. Berg allegedly invited Scaccetti to dinner claiming he would be able to help heal her kidney stones.

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Rabbi Yehuda Berg

Kabbalah Centre Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

A scion of the of the Kabbalah Centre dynasty has been accused of sexually assaulting a disciple and then threatening to “f**king kill” her, the celebrity gossip website TMZ reported today.

Rabbi Yehuda Berg, who is the co-director of the L.A.branch of the  Kabbalah Centre and a son of the centre’s late founder Rabbi Philip Berg, allegedly sexually assaulted Jena Scaccetti in October 2012 in his mother Karen Berg’s apartment. Berg allegedly invited Scaccetti to dinner claiming he would be able to help heal her kidney stones.

Once in the apartment, Berg allegedly complained about his role at the Kabbalah Center and criticised other teachers there, including his sister-in-law, who Berg allegedly called a "c**t" and a "star-f**ker."

Scaccetti alleges that Berg gave her with Vicodin and alcohol and then hugged her and fondled her legs. He allegedly asked if her genitals "...was Brazilian [waxed] or shaved" and then tried to have sex with her.

When she resisted, Berg allegedly got angry and threatened that he would "f**king beat the whole right side of [her] until [she was] blue" and would "f**king kill” Scaccetti.

Scaccetti is suing for $15 million dollars in actual damages and another $40 million in punitive damages.

Berg is reportedly married and the father of five children.

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You anti-Semite and anti-Kabbala scum! Julius Streicher could not have made these wild accusations any better than you!

The "Kabbalah Water" that I've drank, and the "Kabbalah Neckerchief" that I proudly wear, and the "Kabbalah License Plate Frames" (which for some Kabbalistic reason say "Cal Worthington Ford" on them) are the true manifestations of the innermost secrets of our holy torah.

I myself have scanned the heilege Zohar with my fingertips and pronounced the holy incantation "Eeeenie Meanie Chili-beanee, the spirits are about to speak!" as directed by our modern day kabbalistic sages.

The IMMEDIATE result was that these holy and sacred words totally CURED both my wife's and my dog's genital warts.

You dirty Nazi sitting in your mother's basement (a favorite cliche of the sluggish trolls who invade this site)!
You are no better than Himmler to report on this.

Ari Gold-- I would say its the ayatohlahs that assume the living shape ,pre ww2 they were sleeping today we see their true face in iran.

awful hard case to prove.

Boy, you've gotta be really fast on the keyboard to see Ari Gold's posts!

"Berg allegedly invited Scaccetti to dinner claiming he would be able to help heal her kidney stones."

Well, that's novel. They used to invite you up to see their etchings.

>>Posted by: RWisler | January 18, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Exellent! You got in everything but Der Sturmer.

Why does Karen have an apartment of her own? Was she separated or something?

Jeff...
You anti-Semite, you could be a speech-writer for Goebbles with your anti-Semitic Der Sturmer-like attack on my post.

Jeff, Why don't you just go sit in your anti-Semitic fat mother's basement and masturbate while thinking about Kabbalah and the Zohar?

Young Attractive Impressionable Woman victimized once again by a bearded rabbi. Oh how the trolls who monitor this site constantly will have a new story to repost on their Jew hating websites.

Oh how the trolls who monitor this site constantly will have a new story to repost on their Jew hating websites.

Posted by: Reese | January 18, 2014 at 07:52 PM

Before or after they masturbate to the story?

Dinner and kidney healing. Is that what he calls a two-fer?

I wouldn't exactly consider their organization Ortodox. They certainly don't.

"Once in the apartment, Berg allegedly complained about his role at the Kabbalah Center and criticised other teachers there..."

If this is true, then it shows great humility and honesty regarding the organization he is connected with; and many would agree with him.

"The IMMEDIATE result was that these holy and sacred words totally CURED both my wife's and my dog's genital warts."
Posted by: RWisler | January 18, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Always blame the dog, Wisler... nice one.

RWisler - you failed to mention Cheetos, but other than that you had me in stitches.

Jake is correct. Although the leadership and many of the "chevreh" (their label for the inner circle) outwardly appear to be ritually observant (men wear kippot, and many married women cover their hair), Kabbalah is not an Orthodox organization. Among their departures from Orthopractice: They observe one day of Yom Tov, and the prayer service is extremely non-standard. Their use of charms, incantations, and the like exceeds even the most irrational Hasidic sects. Many Yeshivish and Modern Orthodox rabbis consider them a center of avodah zarah.

In fact, Kabbalah does not actually consider itself to be a Jewish organization per se, and that benefits their outreach to a larger population. Their publications assiduously avoid references to "the Jews" or "the Jewish people" (although they do not deny that their "wisdom" originated in Judaism).

All that aside, their small day school in Beverly Hills has always employed an Orthodox rabbi as their one Torah teacher. And the current Hebrew language teacher is an Orthodox woman. But their religious education is rounded out by a Kabbalah teacher from among the chevreh.

So, while the Berg brothers might look like Orthodox rabbis, they are really just inheritors of their mother's business empire, and walk the walk. Their father, "the Rav", passed away recently, a few years after suffering a stroke that weakened him considerably. But Karen Berg was always the driver of the enterprise, and she is likely to continue her business success, selling a bastardized brand of Kabbalah orphaned from Judaism.

Who is worse?
the alleged scammers using the Torah as a weapon
or some of the disgusting commenters on FM?

a pox on both their houses...

Who is worse?
the alleged scammers using the Torah as a weapon
or some of the disgusting commenters on FM?

a pox on both their houses...

Posted by: Sarah D, | January 19, 2014 at 08:50 AM
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Yes, we're just as bad, because we're out there scamming people, giving them false hope and conning them out of their life savings. No, wait...

First Jeff rips me to shreds because my troll-like rant didn't mention Der Sturmer, then Rebizman tears me apart because I didn't mention "Cheetos".

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A TROLL AROUND HERE????

RWisler - practice. It takes practice.

Never give up on your dream.

RWisler, your spelling and grammar give away the fact that you're not really a troll.
Try typing while blindfolded. Avoid punctuation marks- the Toyrah forbids them- hey, isn't the Torah written without any punctuation marks?
TYPE WITH ALL CAPITAL LETTERS SOMETIMES
Spell words literally like they sound
SHMAYA U LIV IN U MOTHRS BASEMIN U SIT IN U UNDERWER JUS LIKE GOEBBLS U R NO BEDER DEN HITLR

The best comment I ever heard about the Kabbalah Centre and Philip Berg was that this is the only successful attempt to adopt Scientology's business model to the Jewish religion.

Please bear in mind that virtually every Orthodox (Charedi and Modern) rabbi who ever opined on the Kabbalah Centre and Philip Berg attacked and criticized it in the most emphatic language possible. Halvai they treated child molesters the same way.

Thanks for the coaching WoolSilk. I'll try to practice for a few hours each day and learn enough Gemara and Shulchan Aurach until my mind turns to mush. Then I'll be able to make a proper troll posting and satisfy even my harshest critics such as Jeff, Rebitzan, and YURSELF.

Meanwhile, I'm going to go into my mother's basement and wolf down a bag or two of "Cheetos".

He couldn't be orthodox. He is trying to have sex with an adult female.

"He couldn't be orthodox. He is trying to have sex with an adult female."

Oh, SNAP!

"He couldn't be orthodox. He is trying to have sex with an adult female."

SNAP!

"Then I'll be able to make a proper troll posting and satisfy even my harshest critics such as Jeff, Rebitzan, and YURSELF."

Robert, I don't know why you say that. I think your efforts so far have been extraordinary!

RWisler - January 18, 2014 at 06:20 PM

You had me laughing!

"Eeeenie Meanie Chili-beanee..."

LOL! Great post!

. . . what some men will do when it come to feeding their most primal drive. . . it's as if Berg was playing a game of survivor - just do what ever it takes to get you to your next meal, and damn whoever may be watching. Only now and with so much scrutiny to go with everything we do, such classic attemps at getting "some" can quickly amount to outlandish, extreme and somethimes indefensible claims. Never mind his wife and children with whom he will surely need to explain this little blunder.
. . . As an aside, and due to such sensitivities, i would suggest that women today should know how to clearly STATE what they are expecting and agreeing to, when they find themselves in an potentially opportunistic situation involving a man. Be aware that he is still a man regardless of his stature or position in this world. He is complete with desires and urges. And your being a woman does not exempt either you or him from the primal dance.

RWisler,you forgot my favourite ones:
1)Shmaryah,how does it feel to have a gangster grand-father,you self-hating nazi of which Himmler would be proud?
2)Shmaryah,is it true you are not circumcised and therefore you are not really Jewish?

@The other Eli- Jan.18, 7:25 PM. “Why does Karen have an apartment of her own? Was she separated or something?”

I don’t know, but the idea of a Jewish man using his mother’s apartment for extra marital affairs has an interesting history. It comes straight out of Neil Simon’s play/movie “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” where Barney Cashman uses the same strategy. Of course Barney Cashman wasn't a rabbi...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree or in this case trees. Old huda's dad "Rav"Berg OBM left 7 kids and a wife grieving over the death of her littlest 8th child, for Karen and never looked back. Karen's history is littered as the homewrecker she was. With parents like that what exactly do we expect. Rav Berg wasnt a bad guy but he fell for the wiles of his much younger secretary Karen who turned out to be an operator extraordinaire turning Kabbalah into a tabloid joke and pocketing millions in the interim. It seems all the more appropriate that Yehuda was using Mom's apartment. Wonder where she was off to???

Yehuda Berg was very interested in my penis. https://www.facebook.com/cavemanpinup

Yehuda is a fat pig. Wish he goes to jail, the dirty fat slob

Yehuda is a sick fat pig. His mom is a filthy whore. She screwed with yuda's old fart dad who already had a wife with 8 kids. Lowlife scum family.

Hope Jena wins the lawsuit and leaves this family penniless. They are money hungry vultures.

I wouldn't exactly consider their organization Orthodox. They certainly don't.

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