This is not a traditional biography with a chronological enumeration of dates and places and events, because my husband’s was not a traditional existence. Interwoven with details of his life and our life together, you will find lessons he taught and ideas he was most fervent about. His every thought and action was part of a larger whole—a profound knowledge of the universe that Philip Berg, who later became known as the Rav, acquired and then imparted. As his wife, I look back in these pages on our lives together, and I’m reminded of salient moments that defined his character and destiny. I include here events that are representative of his passion and purpose—events that also shaped my own journey, our tumultuous marriage, and the creation of the worldwide network known as the Kabbalah Centre.