The Daily Transom was able to enlist the aid of a Hebrew speaker to translate the missive. "Do you believe there is more to life than being preoccupied with day to day anxieties? Looking for genuine fulfillment?" read the first line of the email. It continued: "The wisdom of Kabbalah contains the keys for achievement of real emotional, spiritual, and financial change."
Given that this reporter doesn’t understand Hebrew and has never signed up for anything related to Kabbalah, we had to wonder how this invite had landed in a personal inbox. Was this random marketing? A new kind of spam? Did we sign up for something that suggested we were in search of spiritual guidance?
Then we remembered that a certain famous lady by the name of Madonna is currently going through a much-publicized divorce from Guy Ritchie and has, allegedly, embarked on an affair with Yankee Alex Rodriguez, landing the spiritual organization of which Madonna is a devotee smack in the middle of the tabloids. Every day there are new reports about Madonna demanding that her children, while in custody of Mr. Ritchie, drink only Kabbalah water and play with Kabbalah-appropriate toys; about Madonna and A-Rod going on some sort of a Kabbalah related getaway together to Malawi; and about her taking her kids to services at the Kabalah center in New York.