Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Laam: Politics and Money

In March, 2009, I wrote about Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Center in Petach Tikva, Is Bnei Baruch a Cult?. In January, 2011, I posted a first-hand account of a former member. Since then, the post has shot up in Google rankings and gets about 400 visitors a month. In August 2012, Haaretz published an … [Read more...]

Bnei Baruch Kabbalah La-Am Victim Shares His Story

In April 2009 I wrote a post about the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah La-Am. Since then the post has had a steady stream of search traffic, along with comments from both members and former members. I recently closed comments there both because I did not want to give more space to members, and because a former … [Read more...]

Local Kabbalah Cult?

"So who is moving into Kiryat Matalon as the older people die out?" I ask the woman I met in the park (let's call her P). P has just explained that Kiryat Matalon, her upscale neighborhood at the western entrance of Petach Tikvah, no longer has enough kids to justify its own elementary … [Read more...]