Madonna to use Kabbalah to bring together Israeli and Palestinian children
American icon Madonna will be the main attraction at an event called Spirituality for Kids which will take place next Sunday in Israel.
The singer, along with husband Guy Ritchie, and other high profile American celebrities, will join Israeli political leaders like Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom at the event during her visit to Israel as part of a Kabbalah learning retreat in Tel Aviv over the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur holidays, the Kabbalah Center announced.
“We need to honor these heroic and courageous children. A gathering of this magnitude can have the power to diminish the volatile gap between Israeli and Arab communities to help the people recognize that love is stronger than hate and that peace is the focus for the future,” said Berg in a press release. The event will include speeches from Madonna; Elies Jabol, a Christian Arab who is the head of House and Hope and peace agreement leader in the Middle East; Shiek Manasra, a Soufe Sheik and Sheik Abulrocan, a Drues Sheik.
Hundreds of Kabbalah enthusiasts joining Madonna are expected to arrive in Israel this week for the learning retreat. According to reports in the Israeli press, they are expected to visit Rachel’s Tomb, the traditional burial place of the biblical matriarch in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
Please click on Full Article to read the original press release by The Kabbalah Centre
September 19, 2004 will be an historic day for peace and unity. For the first time in history Palestinian and Israeli children, who have spent years separated by hate, prejudice, and fear, are coming together in Israel to say, “STOP, we’ve had enough, now it is OUR turn to be HEARD!”
These children are emerging from the darkness and embracing the light of peace in an event hosted by Spirituality For Kids, a not-for-profit program supported by Michael Berg, Kabbalist scholar and the author of Becoming Like
God. In a region devastated by years of war and extreme prejudice the Spirituality For Kids Israel event will mark the beginning of a peace movement
that will show children and adults around the world that the road towards peace begins with embracing your voice and others with compassion, respect,
Joining Michael Berg for this monumental event will include political and social leaders: Shimon Peres, Silvan Shalom, Sachi Hanegbi, and Eaud Olmart as
well as high-profile celebrities such as Madonna, Guy Ritchie, and Donna Karen and many others.
Hosted by Dan Shilon, the evening will include speeches from Madonna; Elies Jabol, a Christian Arab who is the head of House and Hope and
peace agreement leader in the Middle East; Shiek Manasra, a Soufe Sheik and Sheik Abulrocan, a Drues Sheik.
Berg says, “We need to honor these heroic and courageous children. A gathering of this magnitude can have the power to diminish the volatile gap
between Israeli and Arab communities to help the people recognize that love is stronger than hate and that peace is the focus for the future.”
These children have learned, through the Spirituality For Kids programs and the spiritual tools of Becoming Like God, to take control of their own
negativity and use their power to create a world not lead by hatred and adversity but a world of positive resolve and dedication to an optimistic
Children are breaking the cultural barriers that prevent true growth and global acceptance to create better lives for themselves and their communities;
they have become the teachers towards peace and the world has become their pupil.
The Kabbalah Centre is a place for people of all cultures and religions to come together to learn the divine wisdom of Kabbalah and to use this wisdom to improve their lives and the world for the better.
Source: The Kabbalah Centre