RENAISSANCE WOMAN

Madonna Moonlights as Editorialist

The Material Girl's resume just keeps getting longer. On Friday, an article in Israel's biggest daily, Yediot Ahronot, bears Madonna's byline. In the piece, Madonna details her spiritual awakening upon discovering Jewish mysticism, a.k.a. Kabbalah, after which "all the puzzle pieces started falling into place." Raised Roman Catholic, Madonna has studied the ancient teachings, popular among Hollywood A-listers, for more than a decade. The article is fortuitously timed—Madonna is bringing her Sticky & Sweet tour to the country in September—and her history with Israel goes back years. The pop star traveled to the Holy Land on pilgrimages in 2004 and 2007 with other Kabbalah disciples.