The Building: PaRDeS Wall Caption

PaRDeS Wall

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Spanning the length of the Koret-Taube Grand Lobby is the "PaRDeS" wall, an architectural installation incorporating an abstract representation of the Hebrew acronym referring to the Kabbalistic practice of discovering in text four distinct levels of meaning: literal, allegorical, personal, and mystical. Each letter of the acronym is embedded into the "PaRDeS" wall and illuminated, creating a visually dynamic atmosphere that evokes the Museum's philosophy of embracing multiple interpretations and layers of meaning.