Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Rhiannon and the Shekhinah?

POP ROCK MUSIC MEETS KABBALAH? In her greatest hit, Stevie Nicks spun a Kabbalistic tale (Seth Rogovoy, The Forward).
If this sounds vaguely familiar to you, that’s because it is. The story of Rhiannon, both the Welsh goddess and the woman in Nicks’s song, has numerous affinities with the Kabbalistic entity called the Shekhinah. Rhiannon means “Great Queen,” and the Shekhinah is the closest thing Judaism has to a queen: If G-d is the King, then the Shekhinah is Queen. Like Rhiannon, the Shekhinah is the vessel of divine love between G-d and humankind.
Interesting. What do you think?

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