‘Leonard Cohen,’ by Harry Freedman book review

Still, as Freedman rightly points out, nothing has shaped Cohen’s art more than the core idea of ​​the Kabbalah: that “something went wrong the moment the world was created, causing divine sparks to spread across the earth, embers to be gathered.” and restored to their rightful place.” God himself (or herself or herself, as Cohen said) was fragmented. “Creation is a catastrophe,” in Cohen’s words, and “there are pieces of him, or her, or it that are in fact everywhere, and the specific job of the Jew is to restore the face of God.”

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