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Banning Women from Funerals?

A poet's endorsement of the new Genesis commentary

GENESIS AT COOL BEANS: A TIMELESS THEOLOGICAL CONVERSATION

The journey to wholeness may not be lacking in terrors, but it exerts an equally compelling fascination. Metaphors for our desire to be reunited with the mystery from which we come abound throughout world culture; often it begins with a traumatic separation from the source. The Quiche Maya tell us that the gods ...

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What does the Talmud and Kabbalah have to say about Lilith?

Q. The Talmud makes ample mention of Lilith’s activities. Lilith is described as a female night-demon whose erotic nature evokes a desire for illicit sexual relationships (succubus). Lilith’s physical attributes are also described in detail; she is depicted as having long hair and wings

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Q. What are some of the Lilith legends?

What are some of the Lilith legends?

Although the origin of Lilith is not mentioned anywhere in the Talmud, she is mentioned popular medieval composition ...

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Q. What does the name Lilith mean in Biblical Hebrew?

One of the most interesting personalities listed in rabbinic and non-rabbinic literature is the figure of Lilith, who was said to be Adam’s “first wife” and she is sometimes referred to as “the first Eve.” The only reference to Lilith may be found in Isaiah 34:14 where the name “Lilith” (lîlît) first appears.

Older bible translations render “lilit” as “screech owl.”[1] This interpretation is consistent with the previous stanzas that speak about other wild ...

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