Madonna gives almost half a million dollars to Kabbalah center. AIDS foundations, if you wonder, got nothing more than USD 25,000.
In Brookline, upscale shops, thriving businesses, and specialty restaurants line the main streets. But about a block behind bustling Beacon Street, on the quieter Green Street and tucked inside a plain brick building, is the Kabbalah Centre. The center as been operating for about a year, although its official open house was last month. Kabbalah is a complex, ancient system of spiritual teaching and action. It has become more visible in recent years partly by attracting celebrities such as Madonna, Demi Moore, and Ashton Kutcher.
‘Kabbalah fluid can clean it up’ Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have been lobbying the government and nuclear industry over a scheme to clean up radioactive waste with a supposedly magic Kabbalah fluid. The couple, both followers of the Jewish spiritual movement, approached Downing Street, Whitehall and British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) promoting a “mystical” liquid tested in a Ukrainian lake. “It was like a crank call . . . the scientific mechanisms and principles were just bollocks, basically,” one official said. But civil servants at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and scientists at BNFL were obliged to
The Australian leader of celebrity religious sect Kabbalah was arrested on drugs charges yesterday after police found cannabis crops growing inside three luxury North Shore properties owned by the woman and her three sons. Detectives said Gilla Mogilevsky, 53, and her sons, aged 23, 24, and 26, rented a renovated Saint Ives property which they used to oversee three neighbouring homes where they grew up to 1000 plants at a time. Police swooped on the Kabbalah leader and two of her sons at about 6.30am after raids on the properties in Cowan Rd and Killeaton St. A third son was
10/07/2006 – 16:42:45 Pop superstar Madonna has quashed rumours she’s leaving obscure Jewish sect Kabbalah over concerns for her finances and family relations. Pop superstar Madonna has quashed rumours she’s leaving obscure Jewish sect Kabbalah over concerns for her finances and family relations. The Material Girl singer is reportedly fed up of the financial burden of championing the Jewish belief system, and also fears the teachings are compromising her relationship with husband Guy Ritchie and her children. One area of alleged contention is Christmas – which the family currently do not celebrate. Madonna would now reportedly prefer her kids not
Yes, say friends. They believe the singer is about to cut ties with the sect to which she has given millions. By Anthony Barnes The pop world’s most unusual partnership may be over. Madonna and Kabbalah, the once obscure sect she championed – and upon which she has lavished millions of dollars – appear to be on the verge of separation. Close friends say the singer has talked of loosening her red Kabbalah wristband and is wearying of the mystical Jewish belief system. She has decided to give it up, they say, having tired of the financial burden and the
A Jewish anti-missionary and his organization take on The Kabbalah Centre. It’s just before midnight, and the Pico-Robertson neighborhood is bustling. Teenagers are hanging out on corners near the pharmacy and suited men and high-heeled women are walking from synagogue to synagogue to attend the lecture of their choice. It’s the first night of Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates when the Jews received the Torah, and it’s customary to stay up all night studying Jewish topics in what’s called a Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, which literally means a repair (as in tikkun olam). It’s a repair for the fact that the
An outbreak of deadly bird flu in Israel is God’s punishment for calls in election ads to legalise gay marriages, according to Rabbi David Basri, a prominent sage preaching Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism. “The Bible says that God punishes depravity first through plagues against animals and then in people,” Rabbi Basri said in a religious edict quoted by his son. Rabbi Basri said he hoped the deaths of hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens would help atone for what he called the sins of left-wing Israeli political parties, the son, Rabbi Yitzhak Basri, said, a week before a national
Kabbalah Centers Popping Up In The Midwest (CBS) CHICAGO Hollywood stars often speak out about their devotion to their religion: Mel Gibson’s Catholicism, Richard Gere’s Buddhism, and Tom Cruise’s Scientology. Now, Madonna is leading the trend toward Hollywood’s new wisdom, a trend that’s made its way to Chicago. CBS 2’s Antonio Mora reports. It?s all the rage in Hollywood. Madonna, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher all say they’ve found religion in the ancient and mystical study of Kabbalah. “I think because I study it and there’s a few other famous people that do suddenly everyone is
Madonna is trying to buy a house overlooking the Sea of Galilee at the place where followers of her Kabbalist faith expect the Messiah to appear to herald world peace. Representatives of the 47-year-old American singer have been cold-calling homeowners in the picturesque mountain retreat of Rosh Pina and offering to pay any price to secure a property on her behalf. KabbalahCult of celebrities Why do stars put their faith in Kabbalah? Mystical Kabbalah, Trendy KabbalahCelebrities embrace Kabbalah, irritating longtime followersRevived interest in Jewish mysticism stirs controversyCult of celebrities Kabbalah enters the mainstream cultureHow Madonna’s Sect Snared My Daughter More