: I thought it was odd, self-indulgent, and egotistical enough that Madonna of the one name now wants to be called Esther by her Kabbalah klatch.
It’s all the worse when I looked up Jewish girls’ names for this post and found that Esther means “star.”
I think we should pick a different name for Madonna/Esther. My favorites: Hadassah (means ornament, which is true enough) or Leah (means tired, which is even truer).
: Not that the one has anything to do with the other, other than a Yiddish gag or two, but go see Steven I. Weiss’ complaint to MediaBistro and Gawker for exclusing Jewish editors from the editor hot-or-not contest.