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First a bit of Jewish education:
Shabbat Nachamu, the “Sabbath of Consolation,” comes the weekend after the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av, a day of mourning and fasting commemorating the destruction of the Temple. There’s a special synagogue service that includes songs of mourning and the reading of the book of Eichah, which describes the wreckage resulting from the destruction of the Holy Temple.
And now, the celebrity angle: As vegetarians, Madonna and Guy Ritchie aren’t going to miss the meat of the three weeks. And since they’re practitioners of Kabbalah, which isn’t to say that they’re Jewish, they’re likely not fasting on Tisha B’Av either. (In fact, model Naomi Campbell recently said that Kabbalah is more of a rehab-style program, like Alcoholics Anonymous, than it is a religion.) But the celebrity supercouple is taking consolation in the fact that they’ll reportedly be renewing their marriage vows over Shabbat Nachamu (according to Marie Claire UK, among other places):
Madonna and Guy’s vows will be witnessed by family and friends at their Ashcome estate in Wiltshire and two rabbi friends are also flying in from New York for the ceremony.
One insider revealed: ‘They have a special Shabbat party in August, 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.’