While we're on the subject of the Kabbalah Center, Radar's 'expose' of the Kabbalah Centre founding family, the Bergs, seems to be rapidly spreading across the blogosphere, with everyone from Boing Boing to Gawker down to Jewschool and the Town Crier talking about it. I'm not sure why since the news that they are crooks, liars, in it for the money, celebrity-chasers whose organization bears much resemblance to a cult etc. etc. etc., is hardly news.
One interesting, albeit unsurprising tid-bit is that the Bergs, who live in the lap of luxury, have full-time volunteers who cook and clean for them for a $35-a-month stipend. Let's hope they at least get a couple of bottles of Kabbalah water thrown in, which would probably effectively double their salary.
The only really new fact seems to be that they used Craigslist to look for freelance ghostwriters to help them "write 'scholarly' books on Kabbalah, some of which the writers are encouraged to model on new-age best-sellers." As Daniel Radosh put it: "Totally crazy, right? I mean, everyone knows Craigslist is only useful for anonymous sex."