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    Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

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    Madonna reportedly leaving Kabbalah



    By Mike Obel
    UPI Religion & Spirituality

    LONDON, July 9 (UPI) — Pop star Madonna is reportedly close to dumping Kabbalah, a mystical form of Judaism that she has rather publicly embraced recently.

    Friends say the singer has talked of loosening her red Kabbalah wristband as she wearies of the religion, the Independent reported Sunday.

    She also is tired of the financial burdens associated with being a devotee and mindful, too, of the stress her interest in the Kabbalah has put on her marriage to Guy Ritchie.

    "The singer's links to the version of Kabbalah that she follows are so intimate now — personally and financially — that withdrawal would be difficult, complicated and initially kept very private," the newspaper stated. "The departure of Esther, the adopted Hebrew name by which she is known to fellow believers, would almost certainly provoke lengthy and expensive legal wrangling."

    Madonna's kind of a Kabbalah is a new presentation of the tradition overseen by Rabbi Philip Berg, who founded the first branch of the Kabbalah Centre in Jerusalem in 1969. His group now has nearly 60 facilities around the world, which offer ways devotees ways to become rich, find true love and cure illnesses."

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    This is what I don't understand:

    "The departure of Esther, the adopted Hebrew name by which she is known to fellow believers, would almost certainly provoke lengthy and expensive legal wrangling."
    Okay, the terms "Religion" and "Expensive Legal Wrangling" should not be in the same story.

    If you can't just leave a religion then I don't want to have anything to do with it in the first place.


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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot
    This is what I don't understand:



    Okay, the terms "Religion" and "Expensive Legal Wrangling" should not be in the same story.

    If you can't just leave a religion then I don't want to have anything to do with it in the first place.
    Perhaps she was under contract to promote it, and that leaving would be a breach of said contract?
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot
    This is what I don't understand:



    Okay, the terms "Religion" and "Expensive Legal Wrangling" should not be in the same story.

    If you can't just leave a religion then I don't want to have anything to do with it in the first place.
    Yes, I didn't get this at all either. Unless she legally changed her name on contracts and legal documents, this shouldn't even be a big deal. If I'm called "Big Frog" in church, how is that legally messy if I leave the church?

    And I agree with your second statement completely. That's very wise of you.

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Interesting

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Sounds more and more like the whole Scientology scam!

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

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    Sounds more and more like the whole Scientology scam!
    Totally!

    I hope more celebs leave Kabbalah. They corrupted what was once a part of Jewish mysticism and cheapened it in a horrible way.

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Well "Celebrity religions" are more alike than you might think. It's a shame when people take searching for answers, the truth, or whatever else they might need, and make it into a publicity stunt, or worse... a trend.

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Dude, knowing Madonna, she'll probably just start her own religion.

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Thanks for the news


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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Wow. Now she has no excuse not to be friends with Britney Spears anymore.

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    Re: Madonna Leaving Kabbalah ...?

    Very interesting. I look forward to hearing more about this.

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