Category: Kabbalah

West Boca Kabbalah Center Facing Liens

It may be time for west Boca’s Kabbalah Learning Centre to hit up Madonna for some dough. County records show that the controversial Jewish mysticism sect‘s nearly finished place on Palmetto Park Road has had five liens against it from building contractors for nonpayment of bills. Subcontractor GNC Welding & Piping in WPB has been owed $8,311 since May 2004. 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 news

What’s Behind Hollywood’s Fascination with Kabbalah?

New Take on Ancient Jewish Spiritual Teachings Has Drawn Celebrities — and Criticism Jun. 17, 2005 – Most people don’t have a clue what the spiritual movement Kabbalah is, though they may be aware it has something to do with a parade of stars — from Madonna to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton — wearing red strings on their wrists. Kabbalah has become a multimillion-dollar empire with more than 40 branches all over the world. But is the Kabbalah of the stars the same Kabbalah that Jewish men in Israel have been

Madonna’s £1.6m home gift for sect

Madonna has bought a £1.6million Georgian mansion to be used as a hotel and drop-in centre for the controversial Kabbalah religious sect. The singer, who became a devotee of the mystical Jewish faith in the 1990s, acquired the five-storey house in Regent’s Park, London, not far from her home in Marylebone. Neighbour uproar However, some neighbours are against having a sect on their doorstep. Zeze el-Dib, 56, said people were wary of Kabbalah and its leaders’ motives. KabbalahCult of celebrities Why do stars put their faith in Kabbalah? Mystical Kabbalah, Trendy KabbalahCelebrities embrace Kabbalah, irritating longtime followersRevived interest in Jewish

Madonna sparks outrage with Kabbalah haven in London

Pop queen MADONNA has enraged residents of an exclusive area of London with her plans to open a Kabbalah drop-in centre on their doorstep. The devout singer has splashed out $2.9 million (GBP1.6 million) on a swanky property near her own home in Regent’s Park, North London, and intends to create a haven where devotees of the mystical form of Judaism can meditate and chant. But neighbours of the five-storey abode are furious at the prospect, and have slammed Madonna’s Kabbalah religion as a money-making “sect”. ZEZE EL-DIB fumes, “We do not want any sect here. I do not want

Madonna skips Cannes for Kabbalah

Madonna was offered a spot on the prestigious Cannes Film Festival jury, but turned it down because she would have missed two Kabbalah meetings back in London, reports ThisIsLondon.com. Her religious obligations represented a no-Cannes-do scenario, as the singer would have had to make two trips from the South of France back to London during the festival panel’s busiest periods. Madonna has turned down other social engagements in the past because of conflict with her commitment to Kabbalah. “We talked about her being on the jury, but her religion meant this could not happen. It is a regret because she

Kutcher’s Kabbalah bracelet removed

A bracelet worn by Ashton Kutcher in support of the Kabbalah cult has been digitally removed from his latest film, according to The Mirror today. Members of the religion wear a bracelet which apparently deflects bad vibes, but Kutcher, who was introduced to Kabbalah by girlfriend Demi Moore, forgot to take it off during filming of his new movie, Guess Who. A source told the newspaper, “People don’t like to think they’re having Kabbalah rammed down their throats. Ash and Demi are outspoken followers, but it was thought that such a blatant plug would hugely damage the film.” Madonna, Guy

Ancient wisdom enters mainstream

Anyone who’s read a celebrity gossip rag has seen them — modest red strings encircling the wrists of Hollywood royalty such as Madonna and Britney Spears. But the strings aren’t just another form of bling or an entry bracelet to a secret spiritual club of the rich and beautiful. They’re a tie to a body of Jewish mystical wisdom called Kabbalah — knowledge that, once, was available only to a chosen few. “Kabbalah means ‘what was received,’” says Rabbi Yossi Marcus of North Peninsula Chabad in San Mateo. “For thousands of years the teachings of Kabbalah weren’t written down, they

New energy drink puts fizz in Kabbalah

Combine medieval Jewish mysticism, a fizzy strawberry-flavored drink loaded with vitamins and a splash of holy water and you have the perfect fusion of two of the hottest fads sweeping the country: Kabbalah and energy drinks. Next week, the hip, the curious and the thirsty in the Lehigh Valley will be among the first consumers east of the Mississippi to find 16-ounce cans of Kabbalah Energy Drink at select convenience stores and supermarkets. It helps that the East Coast distributor, XL Beverage, is based in Bethlehem. What is Kabbalah Energy Drink? A $2 can of sweetened, carbonated, caffeinated, vitamin-charged water

Mystic separates the fad from the divine

Some religious teachers might welcome the media profile that celebrity recruitment brings, but not Rabbi David Cooper, a Kabbalah teacher from the US. Thanks to Madonna’s red thread, Rabbi Cooper concedes Kabbalah, a kind of Jewish mysticism, is going through a faddish and commercial phase. Wearing a red bracelet supposedly to ward off evil held as much value and meaning as buying a hula hoop, he told the Herald. “Anything can be made commercial … It is faddish to the extent it interferes with true spiritual seeking. It is a negative. Truth will outlive the commercialism.” But Rabbi Cooper, on

Britney thanks Madonna for religious guidance

London, March 8 : Pop singer Britney Spears has thanked Madonna for introducing her to the Kabbalah faith. 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 news articles on Kabbalah Research resources on Kabbalah The pop babe wrote in an open letter posted on her website, BritneySpears.com, that the “Material girl” singer helped pull her back from the brink of self-destruction after enlightening her about the mystical Jewish religion,