I'm not talking about his death, rather the past 30 years of tabloid headlines.
One quick thought - is it possible that Michael Jackson was deliberately trying to challenge the truth of Tanach - after all, doesn't Yermeyahu explicitly say:
כג הֲיַהֲפֹךְ כּוּשִׁי עוֹרוֹ, וְנָמֵר חֲבַרְבֻּרֹתָיו; גַּם-אַתֶּם תּוּכְלוּ לְהֵיטִיב, לִמֻּדֵי הָרֵעַ. כד וַאֲפִיצֵם, כְּקַשׁ-עוֹבֵר, לְרוּחַ, מִדְבָּר.
ירמיהו יג, כ"גCan a Kushite [African] change his skin? or a leopard his spots?
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