- Feb 9, 2009Can any list member direct me to a list or forum that more specifically
deals with Kabbalistic matters?
The question I have (and if anyone here can clarify it I would
greatly appreciate it), is this:
In Major Trends Scholem says, "Abraham Halevi...in 1571 saw her [sc. the
Shekinah] at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem as a woman dressed in black and
weeping for the husband of her youth" (226).
A little before he quotes a description of the Shekinah as "the beauty who
no longer has eyes." elsewhere he talks about the torch as an alternate
symbol of the Shekinah.
I read Scholem's complete works and a great mass of other Kabbalistic
material about 20 years ago. From all that I have memory of Kabbalists
seeing the Shekinah walking along the top of the Wailing
Wall blindfolded and carrying a torch. What I want to find out
is whether there is any such description or if its a confused creation of
memory. Does anyone recognize this specific combination of imagery?
Bradley A. Skene
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