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  • The Shekhinah as passive expression of femininity at the bottom of the structure of the sefirot is now complemented by the feminized depiction of the third sefirah, that of binah (insight), referred to as “the higher Shekhinah” and “the mother of the Sefirot,” a locus of creative and healing power.

    Feminine Images of God.

  • The “higher Shekhinah” of binah receives divine energies from the second sefirah, hokhmah (now seen as male) and diffuses them throughout the intradivine realm.

    Feminine Images of God.

  • Indeed, by the time this "light" reaches the final sefirah, Malchut, it can appear to us that it is completely concealed.

    Jay Michaelson: An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 3: Three Answers To The Ultimate Question

  • There, Lilith and Samael emanated together from one of the divine powers, the sefirah of Gevurah (Strength).

    Lilith.

  • At top is the sefirah of Keter Crown, which corresponds to the superconscious.

    Kurt Barstow - The extended you: body, mind, and spirit

  • Excluded from the narrow definition, though present in the wide one, are, for example, a dualistic experience of God, where subject and God remain strictly distinct, a Jewish kabbalistic experience of a single supernal sefirah, and shamanistic experiences of spirits.

    Mysticism

  • Bnai Yeshurun, in Teaneck, NJ, says the "importance of re-telling this episode of our history - specifically during the period of sefirah - when we recall so many tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people."

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • With the sefirah count we make a statement to Hashem that "every day counts!"

    Mystical Paths

  • Daily reminder of that days omer, with insights into each day's sefirah.

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Chukat-Balak 5769 - July 3, 2009 ]

  • In Sefer ha-Bahir, the foundational Kabbalistic text of twelfth-century Franco-Germany, we find, within the already developed doctrine of the ten sefirot, the clusters of divine attributes and symbols that provide the underlying structure of God’s manifestation in the world, that the tenth sefirah is identified with Shekhinah, with Solomon’s Wisdom and with Knesset Israel, the sacred community of Israel.

    Feminine Images of God.

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