The Kabbalah Centre Provides New Understanding of Ancient Teachings

Kabbalah means “receiving” or “tradition” in Hebrew. It is a discipline and school of thought that originated from Judaism. The characterization can be different depending on the tradition and aims of those following it. Kabbalah Centre is a set of obscure teachings used to define the relationships between an invariable, endless and mysterious EinSof (infinity) and the worldly, predetermined universe (God’s creation).

While it is not a religious denomination all by itself, it is typically used by some other denominations. Kabbalah’s purpose is to define the nature of all creation and the person, the nature and principle of reality and other ontological questions. It provides approaches to aid in the understanding of these concepts to achieve spiritual consciousness.

It originated from within the realm of the Jewish tradition and practicing Kabbalists typically use Jewish foundations to explain its mysterious wisdoms. The teachings are held by Judaism followers to help define the inner meaning of the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic writings, and to define the importance of Jewish observances.

Kabbalah emerged in the 12th to 13th centuries, in Southern France and Spain. It became reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th century. It was popularized as Hasidic Judaism from the 18th century on upward. The 20th century brought must interest in Kabbalah, inspiring cross-denominational Jewish renewal and backing a wider contemporary spirituality, even in non-Jewish people.

The Kabbalah Centre, in Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization that provides courses on Kabbalistic teachings, both online and through its city-based locations. It was developed by Philip Berg and his wife, Karen. The Centre has a multi-ethnic, international staff of teachers that offer guidance to a global community.

Some have seen The Kabbalah Centre as a distortion of the ancient and mystic traditions, as traditional Kabbalah is thought to be so complex that it can only be taught to devout students older than 40.

The Centre was founded in 1965 and the Los Angeles location was opened in 1984. This organization has over 50 branches worldwide, including large ones in New York City, London and Toronto. The Kabbalah Centre’s method of teaching is starting students with Kabbalah teachings that do not make prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish texts necessary.

Adam Goldenberg’s Incredible Journey in Business

At the age of 12, Adam Goldenberg never knew that one day he would become a business icon in the United States. At this time, he was just a boy who was trying his hands on what he loved to do best in technology. By the time Adam was 15 he had started Gamer’s Alliance, a site that advertises online gaming joints.

Since Goldenberg wanted to dedicate most of his time to technological innovations, he dropped out while he was a sophomore. He needed a lot of time to do what he enjoyed most. His company, Gamer’s Alliance quickly became popular among young people who loved gaming, which attracted the attention of Intermix Media. He joined Intermix Media and was subsequently elected to the post of COO at 19. He became the youngest person to hold such a big office in a publicly traded company in the United States.

At Intermix, he was in charge of the daily operations of the business, especially in the fashion department. While working in Intermix Media, he met his long-time friend and business partner, Don Ressler. The two discovered that they shared common ideologies and goals in life. In a round-table discussion at Adams house, they contemplated on starting a business. This is the time Intelligent Beauty was born.

Intelligent Beauty began as an e-commerce incubator in fashion and later expanded to become a health and beauty market leader with several brands under its portfolio. They also conceptualized on an idea of creating social interaction and linking it with a new shopping experience.

The two businessmen prepared to make major changes to the company to actualize their goals. The changes featured a new platform and well-trained beauty, and fashion consultants and designers. They also decided to make a complete overhaul of the subscription system and come up with a new one that would make it easier to manage their growing customer base. Their expansion attempts attracted Kimora Lee Simons, a fashion icon with jewelry shops spread across the country. Intelligent Beauty became JustFb as a result of the changes.

With Don Ressler and  Goldenberg at the height of managements, JustFab quickly became a fashion sensation with millions of clients flocking its stores. The company now has more than seven million customers from different parts of the world. It is now a major fashion shop worth billions of dollars. All these could not have been possible were it not for the brilliance and innovative mind-set of Adam Goldenberg and his business partner Don Ressler.

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Bruce Levenson, Family man, Businessman and Philanthropist.

Bruce Levenson was born October 1, 1949 in Washington D.C.. The 67 year old Levenson is of Jewish decent and is very dedicated to the Jewish cause. Bruce Levenson is married to Karyn Boyarsky Levenson and has three children. Levenson’s mother-in-law is a Holocaust survivor and Levenson has taken opportunities to support and educate others about the Holocaust.

Bruce Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland and later attended Washington University in St Louis. Bruce Levenson graduated with a law degree from American University demonstrating early on his level of drive and commitment, beginning a career in journalism at the Washington Star while attending law school at night.

Forbes billionaire Bruce Levenson is also a businessman and former NBA owner. Levenson’s was co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC which were previously known as the Atlanta Spirit LLC. In 2004 Levenson served as Governor of the Hawks while on the NBA Board of Governors. In 1977 Bruce Levenson co-founded the United Communications Group (UCG). http://www.ucg.com/AboutUs/Ownership.aspx

United Communications Group began in Levenson’s apartment in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Levenson, along with friend and co-founder Ed Peskowitz published a newsletter called Oil Express focusing on the issues that pertained to developments in the oil industry. UCG is privately held and have acquired other newsletters and launched databases such as the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS).

UCG also owns a mobile application called GasBuddy that helps drivers find low gas prices locally. Bruce Levenson is a big proponent of philanthropy. He educates and donates to causes such as the U.S Holocaust Museum, the Seed Foundation and Seeds of Peace.

Bruce Levenson is a man who has contributed much in his lifetime. He is a family man, a businessman, and Philanthropist continuing to educate and inform the communities around him.

 

Foreign Investors Are Coming Back To Brazil

 

Brazil’s economy has been going through a transition for the last 30 months. Exports have been down, and investors left the country when the country’s credit rating was downgraded. But the recent political changes have sparked renewed interest in Brazil. Foreign investors are coming back to the largest economy in South America. The third quarter of 2016 showed renewed corporate interest. Many foreign corporations have been waiting for the country to bounce back from the impact of China’s economic slowdown.

 

 

The new projections for 2017 show an increase in the GDP percentage. Instead of no increase, the economy should grow by almost two percent in 2017, and by more than three percent in 2018. That’s great news for export companies like Eucatex. Eucatex is one of Brazil’s top exporters of building materials. According to CEO, Flavio Maluf, Eucatex has been meeting their sales and profit projections during the economic slowdown, but Maluf expects his export business to increase in 2017.

 

 

Eucatex is one of those family-owned Brazilian companies that grew from a one-product wonder into a full line of building supply materials for the domestic as well as for the export market. The Maluf family owned a sawmill in the state of Sao Paulo in the 1950s, and the sawmill cut eucalyptus trees as well as other trees for its customers. Maluf’s grandfather noticed an excessive amount of eucalyptus wood overruns, and he wanted to do something about the wood that was going to waste. Maluf came up with the idea to make ceiling tiles out of the excess eucalyptus wood, and he sold the tiles to some of his friends in the construction business. The ceiling tiles were sturdy, inexpensive, and they looked great, so the demand for the tiles grew faster than anyone expected. Dino.com writes that Maluf founded Eucatex in the late 1950s, and in the beginning, the company only made eucalyptus wood ceiling tiles for the domestic market.

 

 

When Flavio Maluf became president of Eucatex in 1997, the company was exporting ceiling tiles and other products to other countries in South America. Maluf expanded the product line and opened environmentally friendly offices in several cities around the world. Today, Eucatex is a leader in the clean air movement and a leader in the building supply industry.   Be sure to follow Flavio personally on his Facebook page, and check out his advice on Segs.