All Around Us Is Shekhinah
Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
Like many other holiday classics, there aren’t a lot of female standouts in the Hanukkah story. As far as we know, there were no Lady Maccabee warriors (although, they could have been in disguise). Nevertheless, as they descended from the hills to wage battle and reclaim the Temple, the guys at the center of the Hanukkah saga were surrounded by the divine feminine in Judaism known as “Shekhinah.” This morning, we’ll meet a number of the feisty female role models in Judaism (some of whom are affectionately known as “the bad girls of the Bible”). We’ll also explore the naturalistic and mystical origins of Shekhinah, and how it/she can inspire and support us spiritually, regardless of gender or religion.