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Pardess

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I painted this picture in 1980 not long after 'The Orchard of the Torah'.  I wrote the four letters of the Hebrew word for orchard (pardess פרדס) along the horizontal line dividing the picture in half.  Four pairs of trees draw the eye inward to the center representing the four levels of the Torah expressed by the four letters of Pardess - פשט- רמז-  דרש - סוד - simple, hinted, derived and esoteric.  See the description of  'The Orchard of the Torah'. 

All the branches and roots that extend from these four pairs of trees are all interconnected and joined together.  This represents that all levels of the Torah represented by the four letters of פרדס (Pardess) are essentially one.