The light of the Temple Menorah, the kindling of which was 'practiced' at this event, represents the light of the Shechina
, the Divine Presence that shines forth from the Holy Temple, illuminating the entire world.
or Divine Presence appears again and again in Germani's writing.
Compiler's note: The Shechina
is the Divine Presence.
the Torah gives many other names (beside YHWH) for God, among them Elohim (God acting as Judge), Adonai (God as Compassionate One), EI Shaddai (God Almighty or God the Nurturer), Shechina
The Presence), and Ha-Makom (The Place).
This is Ginsberg's version of the Jewish mother and, simultaneously, of the shechina
, the wandering soul of Israel herself" (105).
Indeed, the mishnah (the second century compendium of Jewish laws) tells us that the shechina
, the divine presence, has never left the Western Wall.