Jewish Journal

Madonna pens article for Israeli newspaper

by Danielle Berrin

July 30, 2009 | 3:24 pm

Madonna will play journalist for the day when Yediot Ahronot publishes a story she wrote about her religious awakening. In the story, Madonna writes about meeting Jewish mystic Eitan Yardeni when she was pregnant with her daughter, Lourdes, 14 years ago. “I suddenly realized that I spent my entire life worrying only about myself and soon I’ll be responsible for the life of another person,” she writes. “I started seeing that being rich and famous is not the end of the road, but only the beginning.”

From the AP:

JERUSALEM (AP)—Israel’s biggest daily newspaper is boasting a new international correspondent - Madonna.

The Material Girl’s byline is on the front page of Wednesday’s issue of Yediot Ahronot with an excerpt from her upcoming article headlined: “How My Life Changed.” The paper translated her words into Hebrew. Madonna’s full article is to be published Friday.

Madonna isn’t Jewish but she has adopted the Hebrew name of Esther and studies Jewish mysticism. She made a private pilgrimage to Israel in 2004 and plans two shows in the country in September as part of her Sticky & Sweet tour.

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