Sunday, October 30, 2005

Kabbalah head arrested

Not very holy:

Ynet :

Police arrest Sunday Shaul Youdkevitch, head of Kabbalah Center in Israel, on suspicion he extracted money from cancer patient, convinced her donations will make her recover from illness...
Youdkevitch, one of the main figures in Kabbalah studies worldwide and the man behind Madonna's visit to Israel last year, was arrested on suspicion of exploiting and deceiving the woman and her husband...
A devotee of Kabbalah, the ill woman put her faith in the center and contributed USD 36,000 to the organization. When her condition deteriorated, members of the Israeli branch recommended she donate another USD 25,000. Meanwhile, rabbis recommended that she also purchase holy water to improve her condition - at an exorbitant price.
The couple, who soon after extending the donations ran out of financial resources, continued to seek help with the center. The rabbis then suggested that the husband leave his job and devote himself completely to work at the center...

The bail was set for, 150 bottles of holy water, 50 pounds of red string and one can of incense.

What took so long?
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 3:36 PM


Blogger ploiderer said...

Im kaballa, nekabel

4:13 PM  

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