From the Detroit Free Press:
«Oy-vey! Madonna has chosen to rename herself Esther, at least when she's among fellow fellowers of the Jewish discipline of Kabbalah.
Hyping her current still-Detroit-less tour on ABC's "20/20," at 10 p.m. tonight, she said: "I was named after my mother. My mother died when she was very young, of cancer, and . . . I wanted to attach myself to another name. This is in no way a negation of who my mother is . . . I wanted to attach myself to the energy of a different name."»