Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism

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One of Kabbalah's most distinctive images of the feminine divine is that of a motherly, breastfeeding God. Suckling at My Mother's Breasts traces this idea from its origins in ancient rabbinic literature through its flourishing in the medieval classic Sefer ha-Zohar ( The Book of Splendor ). Taking the position that kabbalistic images provide specific, detailed models for understanding the relationship between God and human beings, Ellen Davina Haskell connects divine nursing theology to Jewish ideals regarding ...

Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism 2013, State University of New York Press, Albany

ISBN-13: 9781438443805

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Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism 2012, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9781438443812

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