Kabbala says: Ward off the evil eye - change your name
In a hybrid of new-age trends and Jewish tradition, secular and religious Israelis are increasingly tampering with their names in difficult times.
In 2004, Madonna announced that along with Kabbala, she had taken on a new name: Esther. “I was named after my mother. My mother died when she was very young, of cancer,” the singer said in an interview at the time. “I wanted to attach myself to the energy of a different name.”
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