Torah Min HaShamayim


Torah Min HaShamayim (TOH-rah meen hah-shah-MAH-yeem) listen


  • n. The belief that the Torah and Jewish law are the direct word of God, given to Moses on Mount Sinai.

  • n. The Torah.

  • n. Something authoritative and revered.

Example Sentences

  • "We were all reading the news like it was Torah Min HaShamayim."

  • "In recent days there has been much discussion regarding the belief in Torah Min HaShamayim. We maintain that it is necessary not only to assert the centrality of this bedrock principle in broad terms, but also to affirm the specific belief that Moshe received the Torah from God during the sojourn in the wilderness, the critical moment being the dramatic revelation at Sinai." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • תורה מן השמים 'Torah from the Heavens'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • None


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