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Re: Peshat and Derash

August 12, 2015 03:52PM
1. Peshat--what text meant for first generation audience. Derash- what it may mean in retrospect. (R. DZ Hoffmann says this).
2. Peshat-- what's in the lines; Derash- what's hinted at between the lines, OR
2'. Peshat--what's in the text; Drash- "filling in gaps" of what's not explicit in text.

The relations between these levels is complicated & function differently in Halakhic and narrative contexts.
There are also ambiguities--what's written in the first chapter of a book often has one meaning when you read the book the first time and another meaning when you get to the end. Likewise what a pasuk means in Shemot may appear different after you have reached Dvarim.

My opinion is that these complications are best met with students who have experience with general literature & that it's best not to dwell on them in halakhic contexts before students actually know the halakhic material.

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