Like, The Dog Ate My Zohar

britney beachIt’s oh-so tempting to tear into Britney Spears for the following comment concerning her devotion to Kabbalah but I just can’t get behind harassing a pregnant woman anymore, no matter how dingy:

“I read the Kabbalah books and I meditate on them,” but “They are all in Hebrew. I don’t understand everything. But it’s kind of OK that you don’t.”

I’ll just say “A little ulpan goes a long way, honey” and leave it at that.

Not that I am fluent in Hebrew. But if I was going around calling myself a “kabbalist” you’d be sure as soap I’d learn.

As much as I detest the Kabbalah Center’s bubblegum version of Judaism’s mystical tradition and the media circus surrounding it, I appreciate some of the self-help ideas it pushes, such as taking personal responsibility for one’s behavior and operating from a place of equanimity rather than reaction. But when I hear about Cheeto-chompin’ bimbos “scanning” the Zohar for wisdom, it just sounds ridiculous.

Especially when there are women out there who are truly working, learning and passing on the real stuff.

7 thoughts on “Like, The Dog Ate My Zohar

  1. haha, I didn’t realize she WAS chomping on cheetos, i just read your post then saw the picture in detail. She’s just so lazy about learning anything intellectually challenging. I’ve seen her in interviews where they ask political or cultural questions and she gives boiler-plate answers that would make you hurl.

  2. Thanks 🙂 As you can see the world really needs the “real stuff” at the moment. I used to read all the self-help books I could get my hands on – you’re right – that’s exactly what’s going on over there. But we’re ready for so much more – this generation is IT – we’re all supposed to know the secret wisdom in our time. And please believe me all the scanning and meditation in the world isn’t going to get you there …

  3. Why would any religion welcome such a vulgar person as Spears? To me, religion is about morals & human dignity, not for nasty people like her. I just don’t get it!

  4. Shalom people ,

    Nice to see so much conviction there !

    however ,don’t be too quick passing on judgements, Britney is here isn’t she ?
    Like you people, don’t takeanything for granted, like life for example, aren’t you happy to be here ?
    You could have never be!!! awfull tought isn’t it? well not so, you can only find so because you’re here ….

    What is the right way ? no one seems to know forsure,afer wo thousand ormore years, who is counting anyway in all Eternity ? not us mortals ! if we live 70 or more we could be blessed, but that’s it!

    So, is there goingto be a tomorrow, who knows the count of his days ( thanks David)? not me and not you !

    You wantto know real kabalah ?

    first you have to getto be very,very rich,wich i am sure you all are, we are all extremly rich, because we are in posession of very valuable items, and we are so proud of it !

    I know this Collector and He buys the whole year, so sale ,sale all of it to Him, He is very found of vanity and pride, sell all of it toHim and get rich, remain to know if you will need this or that after, because this richness can only be in His Kingdom, and once there, will you really need Kabalah or any other means to play like Harry potter does, let the toys behind and get into it.

    Make a sacrifice, the only sacrifice allowed anywhee in the planet , the altaar being the action, let go of vanity and pride,go beyong your own self to please someone else, do it with a wel launched heart, and it will happen, you will get rich of Him ,Yi’e)Yeh ,don’tshy of His name , it’s a beautifull name !

    He is the greatest He is the Coolest, rejoice ,clap your Hands and sing a song of joy,without words ,Who neds them ?
    Jacob is ready to dance ,so is David, what are you waiting for a permission from your raabbi ? jsut do it !

    BesSiyata Deshma’Hai)ya””,

    Isn’t it nice to know it ?


    Moshe Hai ben David.

  5. I have studied with the Kabbalah centre for one year and I must say that it has changed my life completely. I was a person full of my ego nature and day by day it seems to diminish. Kabbalah should be welcome by everyone. It makes me sad that people are quick to judge just because Britney & Madonna are kabbalists. Britney I admit is a complete idiot. Her 72 Name was tattooed backwards on her neck. So now she has three Hebrew characters on the back of her neck that mean absolutely nothing. Madonna on the other hand is involved with “The Spirituality for Kids Foundation” This organization is wonderful because it promotes peace between Muslim & Jewish Children in Israel. I just want to say that people should not judge Kabbalah so quickly unless they have picked up the book “the Power of Kabbalah by Yehuda Berg. If you have read the book, you will know what I am talking about.

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