OU TORAHDedicated by the Jacobs and Chill Families in Memory of Harold and Pearl Jacobs
Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Proper respect for Torah; Discussion of “Pardes.”
Shiur #17 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: Pardes. The problem of not having proper respect for Torah. Sefer Chasidim on playing games with pesukim as an alternative to card games. HaKesav veHaKaballah explains the four levels of Pshat, Remez, Drash, Sod through his analysis of the Torah being compared to four types of stone. The deeper the level, the greater the effort required to attain any understanding.
Citations: Sefer Chasidim (siman 644), found in the source packet on page 1, and Sefer Bris Olam viShomer HaBris (siman 644), found in the source packet on page 1, and Sefer HaKsav veHakaballah (on Devarim 9:9), found in the source packet on pages 1-4.