Kabbalah Bosses Want Quick, Quiet Divorce

Madonna given 24 hours to come up with a plan to end nasty skirmishes with Ritchie
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2008 12:49 PM CDT
Madonna joins other devotees of Kabbalah, a Jewish form of mysticism, at a hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 13, 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Madonna's split from Guy Ritchie is getting messier by the day, and Kabbalah leaders don't want the couple's dirt tarnishing the sect's image. Madge's spiritual guide has given her 24 hours to come up with a mediation plan, the Daily Mail reports. Rabbi Yehuda Berg “would like to put an end to the public raking over of their marriage,” a source said.

But Madonna's worried about coming out on the losing end of such a settlement. She's hoping to hang on to her kids and her cash, but Kabbalah might give “Guy better access than British law,” the source said. Ritchie “had a much greater intellectual bond with the Kabbalah leaders” than Madonna, whose interest “was linked more to her ego.”