- "a mark or detail that suggests the existence of implicit information, a trace, an allusion" (Weiser)
- interpretation/analysis of Torah (or other texts) on a symbolic level, taking it as an allegory, seeing what is implied
- "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
- רֶמֶז 'hint, allusion' (the second element of the acronym פרד״ס pardes, which refers to the four approaches to biblical exegesis)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Pronounced REH-mez. See also pardes, peshat, drash, and sod.
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