Four levels of Torah study Peshat The surface meaning of the text Remez Allusions or allegories in the text Derash Rabbini or midrashic way of reading new lessons into the textSod The hidden mystical reading of the inner secrets of Torah
The Tree of SefirothKether Supreme CrownHokhmah WisdomBinah IntelligenceHesed Love or MercyDin PowerTifereth Compassion/BeautyNetsakh Lasting EnduranceHod MajestyYesod FoundationMalkuth/ Shekinah Kingdom
Exodus Chapter 1• 15 And the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah; 16 and he said: When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, ye shall look upon the birthstool: if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
Exodus Chapter 4• 2 And the LORD said unto him: What is that in thy hand? And he said: A rod. 3 And He said: Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. 4 And the LORD said unto Moses: Put forth thy hand, and take it by the tail--and he put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand--