Resh (Hebrew Letter)


The letter RESH holds the value of two hundred in the numerological calculations of the Hebrew alphabet. It is symbolic of wickedness as well as higher consciousness.

The letter RESH alludes to the word ‘rosh‘ (head). The head is the most significant of all the parts of the body. It is the source of intellect, reason and wisdom.

The letter RESH symbolises a bowed head. This is said to depict the poor man (raash), in acknowledgment of his state of servitude.

According to the Talmud (Oral Law), the letter RESH denotes the word rashah, meaning ‘a wicked person’.