Darash: Relationship to God


Dalet~Resh Shin spells darash verb meaning inquire, require (of G-d), of heathen gods, seek deity in prayer and worship, frequent place,practice,study, follow, (blood required)

Psalms 119:2 – “Blessed are they that keep His testimonies,and that seek (darash verb) Him with the whole heart.”

Psalms 119:45 – “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek (darash) Thy precepts.”

Psalm 119:155 – “Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek (darash) not Your statues.”

1 Chronicles 28:9 – “And you, Solomon my son, know the G-d of thy father and serve Him with a ” perfect” heart and a “willing” mind – For Hashem searches (darash) all hearts and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek (darash) Him, He will be found of thee; but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off “forever”.

Do those that darash have a uniquely close kinship,friendship with G-d?

Are those that darash the righteous remnant of G-d?

Is G-d forsaken by all who choose not to darash?

The majority of people in this world desire not to know Hashem and His ways. So, are they “cast off ” forever?

Shin~Resh~Yud~Dalet spells “sarid” – meaning survivor, remnant left alive; darash is spelled Dalet~Resh~Shin and is knitted within sarid. Does this conclude that all who darash are survivors, left alive?



  1. There is no particular affiliation between the word darash and God.

    What is true is that those who show no interest in trying to seek out God will lose their ability to be connected to God – both in this world and in the World to Come.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team