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Madonna: I'm not Jewish, I'm an Israelite
Published: 23.03.15, 22:50
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1. Oy, like the proverbial: "In the summer I'm a nudist in the
winter I'm a Buddhist" ? Whenever someone cites "Spirituality" mixed with sandal-incense, it does make me cringe...Nothing bad or dangerous about it though. Just a person on a journey, with a actual inner need for "something more that that", being led astray by assorted Gurus. Old as the world. What's wrong with reality & science? Too much trouble, I know. One cannot utter such "insights" as: "I know that gravitational pull is warping the space time, but I also believe that my grandma can read the future in her Tarot-cards exactly because of that effect"
2. good for her
Larry ,   LA (formerly)   (03.24.15)
I am happy she is not declaring herself Jewish. We don't need more ignorant non Jews posing as Jews to mess us up. Let her get on with her act on stage and leave us real Jews alone...
3. What a surprise: she's a moron.
Dan   (03.24.15)
4. To all detractors of Madonna.
Steven ,   Rockville MD USA   (03.24.15)
You brainless smocks, would it be better if she joined the BDS movement like many other performers did? She supports the Jewish people and she should be accepted as she is.
5. What!?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.24.15)
"The tribes of Israel existed before Judaism." No, Madonna, they did not. The twelve tribes of Israel are the sons of Jacob. Before launching yourself on Kabbalah, perhaps it would be a good idea to read the Hebrew Bible.
6. I tried to understand...
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (03.24.15)
but I failed. Maybe i am too numb to catch the things she explained about.
7. What is this doing in the Jewish World section?
Ralph   (03.24.15)
Might as well put a priest story or an Obama story here.
8. No, Madonna...
manic drummer ,   Haifa, Israel   (03.24.15)'re a complete putz. Retire and be done with it.
9. You are neither a Jew nor an Israelite...
Avi ,   NYC, USA   (03.24.15)
You are just a gullible gentile who was swindled by Rabbi Shmuly Boteach.
10. Defined by "religious ceremonies." Oh, she's Ultra-Orthodox!
Israeli-American Jew ,   Israel   (03.24.15)
11. Madonna and Melchizedek
Melchizedek, by the name or by the meaning, is in Psalm 110 aside from the written account in the Pentateuch. Madonna's beautiful and sure, even the Jews, could stand to have fruitful dialogue. Not that this article isn't fruitful, because it is. And, just look at her necklace, it says so much. It's food for thought, to satisfy the hunger and to quench the thirst. The comment by #2 Larry about it being good Madonna doesn't claim to be Jewish because "we" Jews don't need more ignorant non Jews posing as Jews to "mess us up" is extremely hypocritical. Reading Jewish Scripture pays credence to even a "stranger" and a "foreigner" with a relationship to Israel There is written Scripture in the Quran that sets a stage between Jews, Christians, Muslims (Believers) and Sabians in regards to Righteousness.
12. I Quote -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (03.24.15)
The tribes of Israel existed before the religion of Judaism existed, so you have to do your history - Comment - " Abraham had the Religion of HASHEM ". So had Isak and Jacob(Israel), prolonged by Moses. and - "Jesus" - "He embraced all people", Comment - He embraced all Individuals in Juda not all Peoples(Nations). Christianity comes from the GOD of Israel, Islam not. Arn.Sweden.
13. opinion
Adler J   (03.25.15)
According to the article, Madonna said she is not Jewish and can't be identify as Jewish because she has not converted. I think her comment " I'm not Jewish, I'm an Israelite" was a play of psychological words where she tried to make a difference between her religion practices and the character structure of an "Israelite".
14. she is an idiot thats all
jew ,   europe   (03.26.15)
typical Hollywoodian ignorant you don't need to go inside what she said nonsense ... that's all tomorrow she will be Palestinian more old she become more need for be something different she will need to save herself from being forgotten her son has bar mitzvah? I imagine her dog too...
15. to #4 Steven
Adler J   (03.26.15)
Excuse me but she didn't said she is not Christian but Italian. Obviously, when the article writers quote her comment "I do a lot of things that people did before judaism existed" Madonna could have been talking about Romans paganism and not necessarily about her own behavior. Madonna is not a rebel, she is not a fanatic of religions but she considere herself a pop music revolutionary because she created her own style and success.
16. "Israelizing"
lammie ,   Ra,anana, Israel   (03.27.15)
Israel is the prime target for an Iranian bomb. Our very existence depends on preventing them from getting nuclear weapons. Anyone who does not believe that is living in a "wishful thinking" state of mind. Too may people did not believe that Hitler would do what he threatened to do. Obama says there will be chaos here if we do not surrender to the Palestinian Authority and give them a state. Chaos reigns where ever Obama has interfered or not interfered after saying that he would do so. He is the main cause of chaos in the Middle East, because the Arabs consider him as being "on their side" and think he is weak, which to Arabs is a clear sign to do whatever they like. The Iranians cannot be trusted. Period.
17. She is neither a Jew or an Israelite
BUILD BABY BUILD!!!   (04.03.15)
She is an American Gentile ( raised Catholic I believe ) who 'dabbles' in other religions not claiming one but all. Sounds more like a politician than an entertainer. Thank G-d she doesn't 'dabble' more into Radical Islam. That's 'show business' ignorance personified. KEEP BUILDING !!!
18. I never liked her music...sighhhh !!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (04.12.15)
19. Madonna
rick ,   U.S.A.   (04.20.15)
From her remarks she is her own god. She's a New Ager. Or in other words allowing ways lead to God. Neither Judism, Islam or Christianity believe that.
20. Madonna my idol
jona mangibin ,   olongapo city Phillipines   (09.10.15)
Nice Madonna.. still like you.
21. ✌ð゚マᄏ️ð゚リワ☯ð゚ルマð゚マᄐð゚フヘð゚ᄂリð゚マᄏð゚リネð゚リリ
she is only 1 glimmer that happened to catch my eye my ear while provking my thoughts .. just so she can touch my heart. thank you kyle adams
22. ms
suchnonsense   (02.24.18)
and genetically, I'd gamble, neither are you ha ha.
80% of Ashkenazis are of European ancestry. Your DNA didn't make its way anywhere near Israel until 1948. It must be awful to grow up thinking 'the gentiles' are inferior, only to discover you are one. Ouch.
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