Newly Spiritual Justin Bieber Meets With Rabbi in Los Angeles

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Justin Bieber at his concert in Tel Aviv on April 14, 2011.Credit: Nir Kafri

Teen singing idol Justin Bieber spent three hours with a Los Angeles rabbi on Wednesday, the Mail Online reported.

The context of the meeting, according to the Mail Online, was Bieber's "self-proclaimed mission to learn how to spread the word of God."

Bieber's session with the rabbi took place in the Westside Jewish Community Center on West Olympic Boulevard. The Mail Online did not mention the name of the rabbi, though the Jewish Business News website speculated that it might have been Rabbi Sharon Brous.

Brous runs IKAR, a spiritual community that describes itself as "fusing piety and hutzpah, tradition and imagination, activism and spiritual practice to reclaim the essence (the ikar) of Judaism and to help redefine what it means to be Jewish today."

Bieber arrived at the community center in a Rolls Royce and accompanied by an entourage of three –which didn't prevent the celebrity news site X17 from reporting that he has "stopped using drugs and gotten rid of his entourage."

Another celebrity site, TMZ, quoted a source as saying that Bieber "has exiled himself from friends, alcohol, weed and everything else that doesn't involve the good Lord."

According to the Mail, Bieber first learned about Judaism at the age of 13 from his Jewish manager Scooter Braun. Braun told Yedioth Aharonoth in 2010 Bieber recited a Christian prayer then Shema Yisrael before each of his concerts.

Bieber's mother, Pattie Mallette, is said to be a born-again Christian.

The troubled teen idol - who still has two years' probation for throwing eggs at a neighbor's house - is clearly on a quest for spiritual enlightenment, the Mail writes.

An Instagram from inside his Bieber's Rolls after the meeting with the rabbi was captioned, "Be intentional with everything you do."

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