Haredi Rabbis Lash Out At Madonna
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Madonna’s concerts in Israel are “disgraceful,” the Israeli haredi publication HaEdah claimed this week, Ynet reported.
What’s more, HaEdah wrote, her belief in Kabbalah and practice of Kabbalah Centre ritual “desecrates” Israel’s holy sites.
Haredim in the Northern Israeli cities of Tiberias and Sefat were reportedly “shaken and disgusted" when they heard the singer would be visiting the two holy cities and the many graves of ancient rabbinic leaders located in and around them during her visit to Israel.
The singer’s rumored plan to buy an apartment in Sefat sparked” pain and rage within the god-fearing community,” and it and her planned visit to the Sefat and Tiberias was called off by the singer after haredim in the two cities protested.
Further, “non-Jews abuse their faith in a ridiculous cult, turning the graves of the righteous into a 'trendy' and touristy place.”