Saturday, April 03, 2021

God's kisses

PUCKER UP: The Kiss - From Metaphor to Mysticism (Prof.Joel Hecker,
"Oh, let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth…" Song of Songs 1:2. Allegorical interpretation in midrash and the Zohar understand the male lover being beckoned as God, but whom is God kissing and why? And does kabbalistic interpretation leave any room for human love?

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