• n. Intuitive knowledge that comes from a lifetime of Torah study.

  • n. The authoritative wisdom of the tradition mediated by "gedolim" or great rabbis.

Example Sentences

  • “Many Haredim explain their strong loyalty to their leaders with the concept of daas torah.”

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • דעת תורה, lit. knowledge of Torah

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • South Africa


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      das torah, daas torah, da'at torah


  • Da'as torah is closely related to emunas chachamim which, essentially, is the belief in da'as torah.

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