Nineteen men who were granted permission to remarry by the Regional Beit Din
were prevented from doing so by the High Beit Din
and association also have their Talmudic roots, but what is left out is the model of the caravan.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s in Denver, the Rocky Mountain Rabbinical Council operated a still-controversial cross-denominational conversion program (17) that led to conversion by an Orthodox beit din
Also referred to as beis din and beit din
, beth din is a rabbinical court or tribunal which means "house of law" in Hebrew.
So we read in the Talmud (Makkot 23b and Megillah 7a) on the verse in Esther 9:27: "[T]he Jews undertook and irrevocably obligated themselves" to observe Purim and that "three laws passed by Israel were confirmed in the heavenly Beit Din
The traditional process for converting to Judaism varies by denomination but typically includes counseling with a rabbi, taking classes at a local synagogue or other Jewish institution, undergoing circumcision for males, being interviewed by a beit din
, immersing in a ritual bath, or mikvah, and adopting a Hebrew name.
Finally, while complainants were ordinarily eager to air their disputes before a beit din
, it took the AJCongress two months to convince Krieger to participate.
Televised panels of professional yentas, as purposeful and solemn as any beit din
, gather to hand down judgments on everything from what clothes people wear to their aptitude as parents (and look, I'm not saying Dina Lohan is going to win any Mother of the Year awards, but it's pretty rich coming from Sharon Osborne).
Sephardic Rabbi Eliyahu Abergil, prominent Dayan (religious judge) and Av Beit Din
of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court, issued equally sharp criticism against the gesture.
Karelitz is the Chairman of the Beit Din
Tzedek (High Rabbinical Court) of Bnei Brak and is considered to be one of Israel's foremost arbiters of Jewish law.
The catalyst for Friedman's untypical refusal is that a Baltimore beit din
, or rabbinic court, was still deliberating when a civil custody ruling granted Friedman visitation with their three-year-old daughter only three times per month, with two of these times being outside Philadelphia (where Epstein now lives) from Friday evening to Sundaywhich, given that Friedman is Orthodox and lives in Washington, D.
According to David Rosen, an Israeli rabbi based in Jerusalem who works on interfaith dialogue for the American Jewish Committee, these rabbis supervise kashrut, register marriages, appoint local rabbis, and preside over the local beit din
, or religious court.