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February 02, 2003

Letter from Madonna's Rabbi

Madonna's tattoo and other symbols in her video for "Die another day" pointed to her continuing interest in kabbalah. A word appearing as a tattoo on her shoulder and in letters of fire was particularly intriguing. Now I have an official interpretation in the form of correspondence from Rabbi Yehuda Berg at the Kabbalah Centre, reportedly Madonna's source of spiritual teaching. Rabbi Berg explains:

The "word" on Madonna's shoulder is not actually a word, but rather one of the names from the 72 Names of G-d. Kabbalah explain that Moses used these names to split the Red Sea, and that we can use them to create miracles in our own lives. Each name draws a particular kind of energy. The name in the "Die Another Day" video is for eliminating the ego. This spring, The Kabbalah Centre is releasing a book explaining all of the 72 Names, and you can learn more about these sequences at www.72.com.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 2, 2003 08:26 AM