You’ve probably read how Madonna has upset some Kabbalist rabbi by using the name of a holy mystic in one of her songs. The BBC reports the rabbi saying:
"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.
"Her act is just simply unacceptable and I can only sympathise for her because of the punishment that she is going to receive from the heavens."
Ho hum. She’s only got herself to blame. When you embrace a load of mystical nonsense you can hardly complain when a mystical leader heaps a load of mystical nonsense on you for breaking their silly made-up rules. Anyway, the complaint was that Madonna had used Luria’s name for profit, in one of her songs. Jay Leno (US TV comedian) last night had the solution – Madonna should in future only use Luria’s name in her films.