Accepting “Daat Torah” nowadays usually means believing that the greatest Torah scholars have unusual insight in areas outside of Jewish law and thought; for this reason, a person should or even must ask their opinion before doing… well, perhaps anything. Minimally, even communal matters that are not halachic issues per se require consultation with the authorities before moving forward.
Scott discusses this concept and explains why he thinks that even people who can accept it in theory should reject its modern incarnation. This is not a halachic analysis, and it is not intended to be comprehensive. Rather, it is a series of reflections on the ways that Daat Torah has gone wrong, and how the way it is understood today causes terrible damage to Jews and Torah Judaism.
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