Pop superstar Madonna is reportedly trying to save her marriage to British director Guy Ritchie by inviting all her friends for a 'Shabbat Nachamu' - a night of consolation according to Jewish custom. The ceremony will be supervised by two rabbis on the weekend of Madonna's 50th birthday that falls Aug 16. A few close friends will be present as the couple try to reassure everyone that their marriage is still on, thesun.co.uk reports.
A close friend said: "They have a special Shabbat party in August - separate from Madonna's 50th (birthday). It's Shabbat Nachamu - which they want to do once a year to declare their feelings for each other. It's a very important dinner for them - they want everyone to know they are still in love.
"She and Guy are making speeches in front of the rabbis. Knowing Guy, he'll have a laugh with it and they'll make light of the whole thing. But there is a serious message."
The friend added that the children - Lourdes and Rocco - are important for the couple.
"The kids mean the world to them both and they are determined they will stay together.
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