'Guy Ritchie was circumcised for Madonna': A Kabbalah spiritual leader claims director underwent surgery for then-wife

Mail, UK/May 4, 2011

There are many things a man would do for the woman he loves but not every man would consider losing part of his manhood.

But Guy Ritchie is said to have agreed to say sayonara to his foreskin to please his then-wife Madonna.

It has been claimed that the Lock Stock director- who attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last Friday -was circumcised to adhere to the Material Girl’s Kabbalah beliefs.

Karen Berg, a spiritual adviser to Madonna, is reported to have said that Ritchie underwent the surgeon’s knife to please his then-wife, according to New York magazine.

The mother-of-two who co-founded the modern Kabbalah Centre in L.A. is reported to have said that Madonna: ‘keeps a kosher home, she observes Shabbat, she circumcised her son and had her [ex-] husband circumcised’

Madonna, who was raised Roman Catholic is said to have heard about Kabbalah for the first time at a dinner party in Los Angeles while pregnant with her daughter Lourdes.

And in an article published in Israeli’s biggest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot in 2009, the star described being introduced to Kabbalah at a time when she ‘something was missing in my life’.

She went to her first class, taught by a teacher named Eitan, after years of practicing yoga and reading about Buddhism, Taoism and early Christianity.

'I heard what he had to say and I knew at this moment my life would never be the same,' she wrote in the 2009 article, which the paper published both in Hebrew and in the original - and apparently unedited - English.

'Life no longer seemed like a series of Random events,' she wrote. 'I also began to see that being Rich and Famous wasn't going to bring me lasting fulfillment and that it was not the end of the journey.'

Madonna and Guy married on 22 December 200 at a castle in Scotland, four months after their son, Rocco was born.

In 2008 the couple announced their separation and at the end of the year it was announced the couple had agreed on a divorce settlement.

Madonna, who shocked the fashion pack by saying she felt fat in her Stella McCartney gown at the Met Ball on Monday night was most recently linked to 24-year-old backing dancer Brahim Zaibas while Ritchie is in a relationship with Jacqui Ainsley,29.

A spokesperson for Ritchie was unavailable for comment today.

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