On my desk sits a photograph of a mother and child. In 5-by-7 black and white, a beautiful young woman in her 20s, her dark hair in a twist, and her lips and fingernails plainly tinted, is holding her baby up to her cheek and looking out, almost heavenward. Their faces are...
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Oprah still isn’t a member of the tribe, despite a visit to a Brooklyn Heights mikveh last week.
JTA caught the eye of Jewish hopefuls last week with a title that suggested she was visiting the mikveh to mark the beginning of her new show.
“Oprah did not embrace the Jewish...
May 6, 2011 | 10:35 am
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The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division.
The probe reportedly also involves two charities that are connected with Madonna, the...
April 13, 2011 | 8:44 am
This is too awesome not to be posted.
And for kicks I’ll give you two Jewish connections (really, three):
1) An Israeli introduced me to David Guetta the brilliant music mixologist whose father is of Moroccan Jewish descent—a lineage which, by the way, explains the enthusiastic presence of a Frenchman in a Tel Aviv nightclub. Israelis are seriously crazy for this guy.
2) It’s Queen Esther! That’s gotta count for something. Kabbalah study apparently begets great music videos.
Run with it, okay? And turn the volume up.
March 21, 2011 | 1:30 pm
Be it Madonna or Esther, as she is known in her Kabbalah circles, Saturday night she answered only to Charlie Chaplin.
Madonna celebrated Purim in New York City on March 19th in drag as Charlie Chaplin (TMZ has the photo). Tipping her hat to the classic movie star, she donned a...
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Madonna made a late-night visit to the Western Wall. Accompanied by bodyguards, Madonna on Sunday night visited Judaism’s holiest site and toured the attached underground tunnels. Madonna arrived in Israel, accompanied by her children, for two concerts in Tel Aviv.
The singer was scheduled to meet at the end of the week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Tzipi Livni. Madonna last visited Israel in 2006 for Yom Kippur, which she celebrated with 2,000 other kabbalah followers. She has not converted to Judaism.
July 14, 2009 | 3:49 pm
This week ABC News sent Twitter all atwitter with a photo of Britney Spears sporting a Star of David necklace. Has the pop star, asked ABC, converted to Judaism?
The comeback queen has had a variety of religious dabblings over the years, including Kabbalah and Hinduism, despite her...
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December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pmAnnapolis and Jerusalem
Last month, Rob Eshman wrote, "Many of us are willing to let half of Jerusalem go so that the idea of Jerusalem can be saved" ("Annapolis and Chanukah," Nov. 30). I'd like to respond with two points:
First, if, God forbid, East Jerusalem were handed over to...
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September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pmPoll: Olmert Boosted by Syria Raid
According to Tuesday's Yediot Achronot survey, 35 percent of Israelis rate Prime Minister Ehud Olmert performance as "good" following the reported Sept. 6 strike against a strategic military target in northern Syria. Sixty-three percent called...
August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm
Madonna talks about the importance of Rosh Hashanah. Caution strong language
When it comes to spirituality, Safed lacks nothing. But the Israeli mountain town (also spelled Tzfat) has been struggling economically since last year's war with Hezbollah.
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It's official. According to VH-1, it is now hip to be Hebrew. The music television channel premieres "VH-1 All Access: So Jewtastic" on Dec. 19, making a case for the current trendiness of our tribe.
From Madonna's rip-off of kabbalah to "The O.C.'s" dreamy Jew teen heartthrob Seth...
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