TAPESTRIES: 24 series > PaRDeS
– In the wilderness of the orchard
PaRDeS is an acronym for four levels of understanding the passages in the Torah. P’shat refers to the literal meaning of the text; Remez, to the allegorical; D’rash, to the interpretive; and Sod, to the mystical meaning. Pardes is also a Persian word for an orchard or a walled garden.