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Shekhinah

Divine presence. The Bible refers to God's dwelling in the midst of the children of Israel (Exod. 13:21-2; 40:34-8). Subsequently the concept of the Shekhinah embodied God's presence in the world. In kabbalistic sources the term Shekhinah refers to the tenth Sefirah, representing God's feminine aspect  (Seedivine emanations).


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Reprinted with permission from A Concise Encyclopedia of Judaism,
by Dan Cohn-Sherbok
.© Oneworld Publications.