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Mordechai BeckThe medieval mystics developed the crown metaphor to include both sexual and religious innuendos. The metaphor in any case had already found its way into the prayer book. To this day, the Sephardi and Hassidic kedusha prayer still opens with the word keter, while even the Ashkenazi rite includes the coronation ceremony in the build up to the Shema. Green's study shows how this tradition recalls a time when angels and the Jewish people still interacted with each other.
—The Jerusalem Post