Shechina


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Shechina

(ʃɛˈkaɪnə; Hebrew ʃəxiːˈna) or

Shekinah

n
1. (Judaism) the radiance in which God's immanent presence in the midst of his people, esp in the Temple, is visibly manifested
2. (Judaism) the divine presence itself as contrasted with the divine transcendence
[C17: from Hebrew shĕkhīnāh, from shākhan to dwell]
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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.
The Shechina 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.