From Madonnas lips: Shes not Jewish

Despite her love for Kabbalah, Madonna does not identify as Jewish, the pop star told Ireland’s Independent newspaper.

When asked to what extent she would characterize herself as Jewish, Madonna reportedly laughed the question off, saying “No, I don’t affiliate myself with any specific religious group. I connect to different ritualistic aspects of different belief systems, and I see the connecting thread between all religious beliefs.”

While she studies Kabbalah and follows many religious practices affiliated with Judaism, such as observing Shabbat and holding a bar mitzvah for her son, Madonna said she has not converted.

“This appears like I’m Jewish, but these rituals are connected to what I describe as the ‘Tree of Life consciousness’ and have more to do with the idea of being an Israelite, not Jewish,” she told the Independent March 23. —