June 16, 2006

What’s Up with Kabbalah?

Is Kabbalah a religion, fashion statement, philosophy, energy drink or what? Its biggest advocate, or should I say fanatic, is Madonna. She’s out there in the celebrity world recruiting new converts like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Is it a multi-level marketing scam?

There’s something fundamentally not-Jewish about the whole thing. Let’s be frank, Jews aren’t known for drafting people into the religion. I thought Kabbalah was based on Judaism. Aren’t there mystical, mythical secrets that take a lifetime to learn?

While in Milwaukee last week city buses were wrapped with giant Kabbalah drink advertisements. A beverage? Now you can drink Kabbalah? The big question I have is who is making the big bucks off of Kabbalah?