The canny stratagem is alleged to have enabled Madonna to celebrate the Hebrew festival of Shavuot - which commemorates the delivery to Moses of the tablets of stone bearing the Commandments - at a famous centre for Cabalistic revelation in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Another - unconfirmed - rumour, is that the singer has slipped out of her hotel in the dead of night to visit the ''holy city'' of Safed (Galilee), so dear to worshipers and to the rites of some of schools of the Orthodox Jewish creed. Her mission? To kneel, by the light of the moon, upon the tomb of a thaumaturge Rabbi of sacred memory. (ANSAmed).