- interpretation/analysis of Torah (or other texts) on a symbolic level, taking it as an allegory, seeing what is implied
- "a mark or detail that suggests the existence of implicit information, a trace, an allusion" (Weiser)
- "He never used that gematria as a raya for his chidush; he said it was just a remez." (Weiser)
- "The medrash was a remez to the need for teshuva." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew
רמז remez 'hint, allusion,' the 3rd part of the acronym פרד״ס pardes, which refers to the four approaches to biblical exegesis
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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