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Adult Ed: PaRDeS

02/10/2021 11:20:45 AM


The next two Sundays (2/14 and 2/21) at 1 pm we will employ the PaRDeS sacred reading technique to engage with a Biblical verse picked at random.

PaRDeS stands for:

Peshat - the contextual, surface level, or literal meaning of the verse

Remez - the hints in the text at deeper meaning, the sparks of understanding that flicker at you from the text

Drash - your own interpretation or explanation

Sod - the secret that emerges just for you from the text, what does the verse call you to do

For more background on these levels of understanding, check out the Wikipedia entry or My Jewish Learning article on PaRDeS.

Sat, May 28 2022 27 Iyyar 5782