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  • Yes, Natural Disasters can be Divine Punishment for Human Iniquity - Roberto de Mattei

    11/08/2016 7:48:48 AM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | November 5, 2016 | Roberto de Mattei
    Since August 24th this year, Italy has been struck by a series of violent earthquakes, and after two months they show no signs of diminishing. According to the seismologists, there have been thousands of aftershocks, different in their intensity and magnitude. Up until now, there have been a limited number of victims, but there has been severe damage to the churches and public and private buildings, depriving tens of thousands of Italians of their material goods and homes. The quake on October 30th - the most severe after August 24th - was felt all over Italy, from Bari to Bolzano...
  • Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis

    02/09/2015 4:34:06 PM PST · by Jeremiah Jr · 2 replies
    Free Republic (update) ^ | 20th of Sh'vat, 5775 | Mordechi ben Avram
    Valentines Day A Kabbalistic Analysis There is a very real link between Soul Mates and Valentines Day. First, some foundation. Every week in the synagogues a section of the Torah and Prophets are read. There are special readings for festivals and special Sabbaths. Shabbat Shekalim (from Wikipedia) Shabbat Shekalim ("Sabbath [of] shekels" שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tabernacle, or mishkan (משכן). The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 (the beginning of Parasha Ki Tisa) is read. Notice Half! Torah Portion for Shabbat Shekalim...
  • Has Madonna ditched Kabbalah for Islam?

    10/07/2013 4:20:54 PM PDT · by karatemom · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 6, 2013 | Aladair Glennie
    It is almost a quarter of a century since she first sang Like A Prayer. But it seems the intervening years have done little to help Madonna decide exactly who shes praying to. For it appears the queen of re-invention may be on the verge of one of her most startling changes yet, after she revealed she was studying the Koran. The 55-year-old was raised a Roman Catholic, but for the past 17 years she has been a devout follower of Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism. Now the singer, whose current partner is a Muslim, has begun investigating Islam....
  • Madonna: The Kabbalah predicted an Obama victory and a Palin candidacy

    12/12/2008 11:02:13 PM PST · by indianbob · 38 replies · 1,171+ views
    All News Web ^ | 12-12-2008 | K DeVille
    Now Madonna has allegedly claimed that Obama's presidency was foretold by the mystical writings of the Kabbalah. Associates of Madonna within the Kabbalah community have observed that according to the Zohar, one of the holiest books of the Kabbalah movement, in the final days a good leader will rise and battle evil,
  • Theologian Blasts Christian Leaders Fooled Into Endorsing Kabbalah, Gnostic Version of 'Noah'

    04/01/2014 10:28:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 4-1-2014 | John Nolte
    Where the numerous Christian leaders who endorsed the film really got fooled, though, was in assuming Aronofsky's "Noah" had anything to do with God of the Old Testament or the Bible. It doesn't. "Noah" is really about "The Creator," a completely different being according to Gnostics, and an evil one. If Aronosfsly's "god" seemed a little anti-human to some of us, here's why: Except that when Gnostics speak about The Creator they are not talking about God. Oh, here in an affluent world living off the fruits of Christendom the term Creator generally denotes the true and living God. But...
  • Sympathy For The Devil

    04/01/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT · by My hearts in London - Everett · 9 replies
    Dr. Brian Mattson :The Website: ^ | March 31, 2014 | Dr. Brian Mattson
    In Darren Aronofskys new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit. Such a notion isnt found in the Bible, of course. This, among the multitude of Aronofskys other imaginative details like giant Lava Monsters, has caused many a reviewers head to be scratched. Conservative-minded evangelicals write off the film because of the liberties taken with the text of Genesis, while a more liberal-minded group stands in favor of cutting the director some slack. After all, we shouldnt expect a professed atheist to have the same...
  • How My iPhone Upgrade Redefined the Meaning of Life Where does life truly reside, anyway?

    01/26/2013 6:16:51 PM PST · by Phinneous · 2 replies
    Chabad.ord ^ | 1/20/13 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    It was one of one of those grand summits in the journey through life, when the entire landscape is set before you in ultra-high definition. Suddenly, you know where you are, where you are going and what you have to do to get there. I upgraded my iPhone....
  • Not Madonna's Kabbalah

    09/04/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 37 replies ^ | 9/4/2011 | Tzvi Frieeman
    Inside your body breathes a persona soul. Inside the body of Jewish practice breathes an inner wisdomthe soul of Judaism. We often call it Kabbalah, meaning receiving. Just as Jewish practice is received through an unbroken, ancient tradition from the revelation at Sinai, so is its soul. Kabbalah, then, is the received wisdom, the native theology and cosmology of Judaism.
  • Madonna 'ditches Kabbalah for Opus Dei'

    04/19/2011 10:22:26 PM PDT · by malkee · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mirror ^ | April 11 2011 | Tom Bryant
    FOR the past 15 years, she has been Kabbalahs most high profile and dedicated follower. But now Madonna has apparently ditched the controversial faith and taken up with Opus Dei the secretive Catholic sect made famous in The Da Vinci Code. The singer is said to be intrigued by the organisation and spent Friday with priests from the centres London HQ. The move follows her alleged falling out with some Kabbalah leaders after reports that cash raised for her Malawi charity was squandered. Last night a source claimed: She has invested so much into Kabbalah so she was devastated...
  • Madonna splits from her Muslim toyboy, 24, after 'rows about religion'

    05/06/2011 11:44:41 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:08 AM on 7th May 2011 | By Ben Todd and Sara Nathan
    He's 24, but she is older than his mother. Hes a strict Muslim, she has fervent Kabbalah beliefs. So it was hardly likely to last. Madonna, 52, has split from her lover Brahim Zaibat, a hip-hop dancer, after nine months, the Daily Mail has learned. Last night a close friend of Zaibats said sarcastically: Whos Madonna? The friend added: Brahim has been home and hes a single guy
  • Madonna's Kabbalah Disaster in Malawi (or in Beverly Hills - charity fraud)

    04/04/2011 11:32:29 AM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 3, 2011 | Unknown
    The stars much-lauded effort to help girls in the African nation of Malawi just imploded. In this weeks Newsweek, Wayne Barrett asks: Is Kabbalah to blame?Late last month, it was reported that Madonnas Raising Malawi foundation, one of the most visible celebrity-driven charity efforts in the Third World, one that pulled in major donations from around Hollywood and elsewhere, was abandoning its planned mission: to build a $15 million girls academy in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. A report by the Global Philanthropy Group, which Madonna brought in to represent her as trouble developed in the...
  • Gov. Paterson turns to higher power by wearing red string kabbalah bracelet to ward off evil

    07/15/2010 4:43:28 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/15/2010 | Celeste Katz
    Gov. Paterson is counting on a Madonna-blessed higher power to lead him out of the mess in Albany. The lame-duck governor has begun wearing a red string kabbalah bracelet - just like the Material Girl - in an eyebrow-raising bid to deflect ill will. "It was explained to the governor that the red string is a symbol of protection [that] wards off problems and tribulations," Paterson spokesman Morgan Hook said. ...
  • Lets Blame It All on Madonna

    09/06/2009 12:07:35 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 11 replies · 1,065+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 6 | Sammy Benoit
    These days it seems like non-Jews all over the place are trying to take a piece of Jewish learning or history and make it their own. The problem is that in many cases they are copying Jews who just dont understand the Torah foundation supporting the traditions. See the Faux Mitzvah a party for 13-year-old Gentile children that skips the religious ceremony part. In some cases the non-Jews are being duped, as with Hollywoods Kabbalah fad which turns sacred texts into little more than red string bracelets and holy water. There are those of the Jewish faith who will...
  • Madonna Forbidden to Sing in Israel says Top Kabbalah Rabbi

    08/31/2009 12:12:59 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 21 replies · 1,089+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 31, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Madonna and her entourage splashed into Israel for two shows, but leading Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzchak Batzri expressed sorrow that Israelis put out the red carpet for the non-Jewish star who dabbles in Kabbalah. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Opposition leader Tzipi Livni are among those who will meet Madonna, a Roman Catholic who has adopted the Jewish name Esther.

    01/11/2009 2:38:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies · 1,842+ views ^ | January 11, 2009 | n/a
  • Madonna: Obama needs the Kabbalah

    12/09/2008 8:01:26 PM PST · by indianbob · 20 replies · 877+ views
    All News Web ^ | 10-12-2008 | Kerry DeVille
    Madonna has suggested that Barack Obama could be helped by the wisdom of the Kabbalah* (Traditionally spelt 'Cabbala') in making tough decisions during his presidency particularly in regards to seeking world peace and unifying the nation, according to unconfirmed ...............
  • Spirituality for kids: a Kabbalah project supported by Demi Moore

    06/05/2008 5:02:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 174+ views
    Times of London ^ | 06/05/08 | Karen Bartlett
    June 5, 2008 Spirituality for kids: a Kabbalah project supported by Demi Moore How Hollywood's A-list stars are bringing the cult of Kabbalah to inner-city schools in London. Is it sinister or safe? Karen Bartlett The room is dark. Giant oversized pencils hang from the ceiling. It's a crazy upside-down world full of crayons that are 3ft long, Lego bricks bigger than loaves of bread and huge geometry sets. Then there is the light. Demi Moore is on stage with two candles. She spreads the flame from one candle to another: About ten years ago I was in an enviable...
  • Rabbis disgusted by Madonna's visit

    09/17/2007 11:23:54 AM PDT · by Alouette · 29 replies · 135+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept. 17, 2007 | Matthew Wagner
    Orthodox teachers of Kabbala reacted with disdain Sunday to pop idol Madonna's Rosh Hashana visit in Israel, during which she took part in a study session of Judaism's most esoteric texts. "It is a known fact in Kabbala that impurity and evil are inherently attracted to sanctity," said a director of one of the most respected Kabbala yeshivot in Jerusalem who preferred that he and his institution remain anonymous. "That's why people of Hollywood, a place of iniquity and lasciviousness, are naturally attracted to the holiness of Kabbala." The director of the yeshiva said he was explaining a basic Kabbalistic...
  • Messiah mystery follows death of mystical rabbi

    05/18/2007 1:58:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 2,443+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | May 18, 2007
    Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri A controversy is raging in Israel, in evangelical circles in the U.S. and on kabbalah web forums worldwide following the posthumous release of what a revered Sephardic rabbi claimed to be the name of the Messiah. When Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri died in February 2006, somewhere between the age of 106 and 117, 300,000 attended his funeral in Jerusalem. The Baghdad-born kabbalist had gained notoriety around the world for issuing apocalyptic warnings and for saying he personally met the long-awaited Jewish Messiah in November 2003. Before Kaduri died, he reportedly wrote the name of the Messiah on...
  • Crystal Amulet Poses Question On Early Christianity (Denmark - 100AD)

    03/09/2007 11:37:30 AM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 2,310+ views
    Denmark DK ^ | 3-9-2007
    9 March 2007 Crystal amulet poses question on early Christianity An overlooked crystal amulet in the National Museum suggests new understandings about Christianity's origins in Denmark King Harold Bluetooth brought Christianity to Denmark roughly 1100 years ago. At least that's what he declared on the Jelling Stone located in Jutland: 'King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Thyrv, his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian.' A tiny crystal amulet in the National Museum's archives suggests something quite different though, that...