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“Kabbalah for the Masses” Comes to Israel

About a thousand “Kabbalah believers” from countries such as the Netherlands, Cameroon, Venezuela and Colombia gathered in Jerusalem this week in an attempt to “connect” to the spirit of the late Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag (1885-1954) who is considered the founder of the so-called Kabbalah movement, which, as opposed to traditional Jewish practice, teaches esoterics to the masses. At [...]

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Top Jewish moments at the 2012 Golden Globes

Top Jewish moments at the 2012 Golden Globes

A loose collection of memorable moments for Hollywood Jews and their tribal sensibilities at the Golden Globe Awards: Howard Gordon takes home an award for best television series – drama, for “Homeland,” based on the Israeli format “Hatufim (Prisoners of War)” (but does not even mention Israel in his acceptance speech!): “I want to thank [...]

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Did Oprah Go to the Mikveh for Her New Show?

Did Oprah Go to the Mikveh for Her New Show?

What has Oprah Winfrey been doing since ending her long-running afternoon talk show last May? If your only news source was JTA.org (the Jewish world’s version of the AP), you might think that she has embraced Judaism on the level of Madonna or Demi Moore. A misleading title grabbed many people’s attention this week when [...]

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Kabbalah Centre’s Berg Sent Packing from Newsweek’s List of Top Rabbis

When I read Newsweek magazine’s expose of the Kabbalah Centre and its questionable foundation for a children’s school in Malawi founded with millions of dollars from Madonna, the first thing I thought about was the annual Newsweek list of the top fifty American rabbis (technically: the most “influential” rabbis). Rabbi Yehuda Berg, the son of the [...]

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Kabbalah Centre Said to Be Subject of Grand Jury Investigation

Kabbalah Centre Said to Be Subject of Grand Jury Investigation

Madonna’s “religion” and the main object of her charity giving, the Kabbalah Centre, is being investigated by the IRS. Sources tell me that a federal grand jury has been convened to ask questions about the organization. I’ve personally spoken to two people who were served subpoenas from the grand jury, being held at the U.S. [...]

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Arab unrest signals Messiah’s coming

Prominent rabbis from the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox sector have offered their own curious interpretations for the upheaval that is spreading through the Middle East, stating that the events are a clear proof that a higher power is at work. The cellular portal Haredim, which offered a collection of responses on the matter, quoted Rabbi Aharon Leib [...]

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Is Madonna Jewish?

No, superstar singer and dancer Madonna is not a Jew. She was born and brought up Catholic. But in recent years she has been linked to the Jewish mystical practice called Kabbalah. On Madonna’s 2005 album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor” the tenth track is controversial because it is called Isaac and contains allusions to [...]

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Set Report from Madonna’s New Movie

Rabbi Elli Meyer, better known as the King of Broadway, is an actor (The Sopranos, Law & Order, New York, I Love You) and a Hasidic consultant for casting and production companies. He’s also a real honest-to-goodness Hasid. (And he’s the reason that I wound up guest-starring on The Good Wife last year.) He just [...]

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The Thirteen Petalled Rose

A Discourse on the Essence of Jewish Existence and BeliefTranslated by: Yehuda Hanegbi From Madonna’s music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this classic work, world-renowned scholar Adin Steinsaltz answers the major [...]

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Kabbalah for Teens

by Louis Belmont Unlock the secrets of the universeRight now, youre facing challenges in every area of life, choices to be made regarding relationships, future goals, even what youre going to do on your summer vacation! There are moments, sometimes days, when everything seems totally out of control. School, self-esteem, independencecouldnt somebody have already figured [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward ?Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies ?along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward ?Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies ?along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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The Thirteen Petalled Rose

A Discourse on the Essence of Jewish Existence and BeliefTranslated by: Yehuda Hanegbi From Madonna’s music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this classic work, world-renowned scholar Adin Steinsaltz answers the major [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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A Living Lens

Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of the ForwardEdited by Alana Newhouse The finest photographic account of Jewish life in America. This extraordinary volume features classic photographs of the history one has learned to associate with The Forward Lower East Side pushcarts, Yiddish theater, labor rallies along with gems no one would expect. The [...]

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Shoshan Tzahor

ref=’p1108.htm’>personalized with big size labels. Order more than US$400 personalized crocheted kippot and you will receive free express transport and a free gift. About the name of this kippah - Shoshan TzahorHebrew name for Lilium candidum, the Madonna Lily, a plant in the genus Lilium, one of the true lilies. It is native to the [...]

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Thirteen Petalled Rose: A Discourse on the Essence of Jewish Existence And Belief

Adin Steinsaltz Publisher: Basic Books An expanded edition of the classic text of Jewish mysticism (Kabala) by the world famous Talmudic scholar From Madonna’s music videos to the glossy pages of celebrity magazines and back to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Jewish mysticism has stepped into the modern consciousness like never before. In this [...]

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Kabbalah For Teens

Louis Belmont Publisher: Citadel Press Unlock the secrets of the universe Right now, you’re facing challenges in every area of life, choices to be made regarding relationships, future goals, even what you’re going to do on your summer vacation! There are moments, sometimes days, when everything seems totally out of control. School, self-esteem, independence…couldn’t somebody [...]

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A New Kabbalah for Women

The red bracelet: it graces the wrists of numerous celebrities — from Madonna to Britney Spears - who have converted to the spiritual practice of Kabbalah. But what is Kabbalah and how can women apply it to their own lives?}}In A New Kabbalah for Women, bestselling author and teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation, Perle [...]

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