Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Da'at Torah & The Power To Make Reality

Kishnevi commented on my LJ post regarding the Eilat ruling that indeed Eilat was not part of biblical Israel, and consequently, the ruling was not whimsical, but rather, is supported by Torah.

I might agree with Kishnevi except for the little thing called da'at Torah, which gives one who has it the power to make reality.

A Jewitch has da'at Torah. This is the power which enables her to make legitimate ritual substitutions or to use no tool at all other than herself to carry out a ritual procedure. Likewise, da'at Torah can be evoked regarding determining the boundaries of the Land of Israel.

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