Have you ever heard the term “Shekinah” in your local church service? Did you assume that it was just another name for God, or maybe one of the many Biblical attributes of God?
(“Shekinah” or “Shekhina” appears NOWHERE in the Bible!) …So, where does it come from?
The following link (below) leads to some inappropriate and pornographic images (photos taken by STAR TREK’s Leonard Nimoy — in honor of “Shekhina” — whom Mr. Nimoy refers to as his female god!) Nimoy was interviewed by the TV show, “Sex + Religion”, and this interview can be viewed in two parts, on this external site (again, we warn you, all of Mr. Nimoy’s “art” is pornographic— but his, and his Rabbi’s explanation of “Shekinah” is VERY informative!) Click here to view Nimoy’s video interview.
Nimoy’s Rabbi’s explanation of “Shekinah” (as quoted in the book, “Who is Israel?“) —
Narrator: “John Rosove is Leonard’s Rabbi. [Temple Israel – Hollywood Synagogue] He’s the one who first told Leonard about the Shekhina…”
Nimoy: “… it makes people uncomfortable, the idea that God is a woman…”
Rabbi Rosove: “I have to say this is not a modern concept [that God is a woman—“Shekhina”]… If you read the Bahir and the Kabbalistic literature from the mid-evil period, these Rabbis were ‘right there’— they were very erotically oriented— if you go into a very Hasidic Shul, there is ‘ecstatic’ prayer going on, that verges on the ‘erotic’… The Hasidim – when they’re davening— it’s as though they were ‘making love’… So, this controversy, I think, is a reflection of a ‘Puritanical-Western-American’ world that needs to ‘get over itself’…”
Nimoy: [in spite of the nudity in his book, “Shekhina”] “…I consider myself to be a good Jew… if you think that you might be offended by what I’m about to show you, do what my father told me to do, [in the synagogue] and don’t look…”
Every Head of State is “expected” to honor the “Shekhinah” at the Wailing Wall!
(see: Chapter 5, of the book, “Who is Israel”?) ~ Amazon Kindle
See Also: “The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot” – by Professor/Dr. Earnest Martin (book)
As well as: “Satan at the Wailing Wall” – Nathanael Kapner (youtube)