The Beauty and Essence of Kabbalah


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Education, Spirituality | Posted on 30-09-2016

In a nutshell, Kabbalah is an ancient Judaism wisdom that essentially reveals to its followers how life and the universe work. When translated literally, Kabbalah means the act of receiving. It refers to the study of how people can receive fulfillment in their lives.

Many people, in one way or another, have been overwhelmed with the gut feeling that they are not as fulfilled as they ought to be. Often, the harder they strive to attain fulfillment the more it eludes them. According to the Kabbalah, true fulfillment does not only mean temporary happiness or a fleeting sense of wellbeing.

Kabbalah wisdom allows its followers to connect to energy and maintain this connection for sustained fulfillment. This ancient wisdom covers all facets of life including health, careers or relationships. It teaches key universal principles that can be applied to people of all religions and faiths regardless of ethnicity or race.

The Beauty of Kabbalah Center is that its followers and observers cannot be coerced to follow a certain line of thought. It simply teaches deep understanding of how the world works. This knowledge empowers its followers to achieve inner fulfillment using this knowledge.

The Kabbalah

The Kabbalah Center is an international organization formed in 1984 that disseminates Kabbalah teachings and knowledge to the world. The center was founded by Philip Berg and its headquarters are based in Los Angeles, CA. It uses both online and offline platforms to reach its dedicated groups of followers globally.

The center primarily provides courses that center on Kabbalistic teachings and the Zohar. The center boasts of an international staff of multi-ethnic teachers who are tasked with offering guidance and teachings to its worldwide student fraternity.

History of the Center

The center was originally established in the US in 1965 as the National Research Institute of Kabbalah. It was established by Rav Tzvi Brandwein and Rav Philip Berg. Philip Berg relocated with his wife to the US in order to run the international organization. The head office was later moved to Los Angeles. Today, the non-profit organization runs offices in New York City, Toronto and London.

Dick DeVos Leads the Pack on Second Day of Gold Cup Sailboat Races


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Sailing News | Posted on 24-02-2016

At the end of Day Two of the 2016 Gold Cup Melges 32 sailboat races in Fort Lauderdale Florida, Dick DeVos led the field by one point and his son Rick DeVos wound up in fifth place on Delta. The Melges 32 is a type of small sailboat commonly used for racing. The Gold Cup is hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club. (LYC). Dick DeVos sailed Volpe. Alessandro Rombelli, the current World Champion, sailed STIG to trail DeVos by just one point. Thanks to the Lauderdale Yacht Club Sailing Foundation (LYCSF), the day was junior day at the Gold Cup. Therefore, every sailboat competing in the Gold Cup carried a junior sailor as part of the crew. That gave young aspiring sailors a chance to learn about grand prix competition by participating in it. In the Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta Michael Moss and Denver Rozzo won trophies for best youth effort. The second race of the day, Race Four, was one of the most difficult the Gold Cup has seen for a long time. That was caused by many patches devoid of breeze throughout the course, both upwind and downwind. The wind was also inconsistent and difficult for Race Five, the last one of the day, but DeVos pulled out the win. The Gold Cup continued the next day.

As the son of one of the co-founders of Amway, Dick DeVos was born to entrepreneurship. He remembers helping to send out shipments as a boy, when Amway’s warehouse and distribution center was in the family’s basement. He joined the payroll before he turned 20. He worked for the network marketing company in many various capacities, including expanding its overseas operations to half the company’s profits (Source: In 1993 he succeeded his father as President, and remained there until he left in 2002 to head his own company, The Windquest Group, a private investment firm.

DeVos is also the author of several books, including Rediscovering American Values. In 1990 he and his wife Betsy set up the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation to donate to charitable causes in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. Some of the groups which have received money from the DeVos Foundation include: Mars Hill Bible Church, Calvin College, the American Education Reform Council and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. 

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Besides sailing, aviation is another interest and activity of DeVos. He founded a charter high school devoted to flying.

He also has taken interest in politics and famously donates to many Republican candidates and causes which he speaks about freely in this MLive article.