Couple’s success spreading kabbalah yields to discord, tax probe: Philip and Karen Berg, founders of the L.A.-based Kabbalah Centre, set out to make secret Jewish mysticism available to the public. But former followers are now critics, and the IRS is investigating.
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Photo: The book “Practical Kabbalah” is displayed at the “Angels and Demons, Jewish Magic through the Ages” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Credit: Gali Tibbon / Getty Images
The Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles is the focus of an IRS investigation into tax evasion, and two charities linked to Madonna are also being scrutinized.
Photo: Madonna with her adopted daughter, Mercy James, during a brick-laying ceremony in 2010 for Raising Malawi Girls Academy. Credit: Mike Hutchings / Reuters