Monday, October 10, 2005

Madonna 'upsets Israeli rabbis', rest of world [as American journalists would have it, and me]

Since wearing conical bras got the attention of everyone except those who shun pop culture and its satanic ways, Madonna has embarked on a much more focussed marketing strategy, starting with one of her biggest unexploited markets, Israeli rabbis. Given their previous lack of interest in her status as a virgin with a premiere contact, or her habit of crying blood, she's gone for the jugular and just written a song about an important rabbi in Kabbalah folklore that most Jews don't really care about. This has provoked outrages such as the following (according to the BBC):

'Jewish law forbids the use of the name of the holy rabbi for profit,' said Cohen, who runs a seminary named after Luria in the northern Israel town of Safed."
He obviously has a non-profit seminary. Source of all this inconsequential speculation: BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Madonna 'upsets Israeli rabbis' I bet you're really glad I exist now.


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