Baruch Hashem, it’s been too long since we’ve had a good Madonna/Kabbalah item to ridicule. Maariv reports that 4 out of 5 leading Kabbalists have their knickers in a bunch about Esther’s imminent album featuring a track called “Isaac,” about 16th century mystic Isaac Luria:
Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit,” Rabbi Rafael Cohen, head of the seminary named after Luria, told Israel’s Maariv newspaper Sunday. “Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathize for her because of the punishment that she is going to receive from Heaven. The Sage Isaac is holy and pure, and immodest people cannot sing about him.”
Other ultra-Orthodox rabbis sought a more Earth-based penalty, calling for Madonna to be excommunicated from her mystical faith.
“Such a woman brings great sin on Kabbalah,” said Rabbi Israel Deri. “I hope that we will have the strength to prevent her from bringing sin upon the holiness of [Rabbi Luria].”
Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, could not be reached for comment Monday.
Oh give Liz a break, she’s probably out building a Kabbalah sukkah or something.