Beth Din of America Launches “Jewishprudence”

01 Aug 2019

The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, has launched a first-in-the-nation blog dedicated to explaining Rabbinical Court process and decisions. Jewishprudence will focus on providing information to attorneys and legal professionals regarding Jewish law and Beth Din jurisprudence.

The blog will feature discussions of Beth Din procedure along with substantive issues of Jewish law as it applies to the modern commercial marketplace. Additionally, it will publish some of the decisions rendered by the Beth Din of America (following anonymization, and with the consent of the parties).

Jewishprudence aims to meet two objectives. The Beth Din of America’s first goal is to make the Din Torah process more transparent and accessible. Jewish law requires parties to settle their disputes in Beth Din in a manner consistent with Jewish law. But many members of our community are unaware of the Din Torah process, and others are hesitant to bring a case to Beth Din because they don’t know what kind of decision they can expect and whether it would frustrate their reasonable commercial expectations. Through its published decisions and posts on Jewish law, Jewishprudence will provide critical access to the Din Torah process and give its readers insight into the kinds of decisions they can expect from the Beth Din of America.

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