Cherubs and Gender Harmony

By Irit Koren

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2011

The author juxtaposes the adversarial relationship between Adam and Eve with the image of cherubim, which are mentioned in Genesis as guardians of the path back to Eden, and which the Talmud (Yoma 54a) speaks of in terms of bodies intertwined as a symbol of love between man and woman, and between God and humanity. She explores concepts of gender relations inherent in these metaphors.

Topic: Theology, Gender, Jewish Text, Jewish Thought

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.679

Page Number(s): 10-11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Koren, Irit. Cherubs and Gender Harmony. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2011: 10-11.


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