44 Min Released Jun 14, 2017

Why Did Celebrities Turn Their Backs (and Wrists) on Kabbalah?

In the early 2000s, celebrities ranging from Madonna to Lindsay Lohan could be seen wearing a simple red string around their wrists, a sign that they were studying the ancient Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah through the (then) trendy Kabbalah Centre. On this week’s DirtCast, culture writer Emaile Marthe joins us to discuss why, a decade later, Kabbalah has been all but abandoned by its celebrity followers and how the Centre lost its foothold as the epicenter of Hollywood spirituality. 

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