Madonna has been a devoted and vocal proponent of Kabbalah, a set of teachings associated with the mystical aspect of Rabbinic Judaism, since 1996. In 2006, she collaborated with the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre to create the Raising Malawi Organization, which provided aid to the impoverished African nation.
But now the organization has collapsed, the Kabbalah Centre faces an IRS investigation and Madonna's association with Kabbalah's most respected leaders may be strained at best.
According to the NYPost's Page Six, the Kabbalah Centre's Karen Berg emailed members of the organization Thursday writing, "It is especially painful and disappointing that there appears to be a small group of individuals who are trying to discredit The Kabbalah Centre. We consider all our students to be part of our family—including those who have now turned against us."
"In sharing Kabbalah with the world for the last 40 years, we learned the many ways chaos and darkness can manifest themselves ... We understand that the darkest part of night is just before the dawn."
It sounds like Madonna might be readying to cut some ties.