Sephardi rabbis hold webinar on Jewish law

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Sephardi rabbis hold webinar on Jewish law

The senior rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, made the final remarks at the event last month

Rabbi Joseph Dweck
Rabbi Joseph Dweck

Sephardi rabbis came together in a landmark webinar to discuss monetary disputes in Halacha and the adoption of secular law in the Beth Din (religious court) earlier this month.

The Sephardi Beth Din considers matters including conversions, divorce proceedings, and Jewish identity cases, but monetary disputes can be among the toughest, and delegates gained insight into the role of lawyers within a Beth Din.

Among the speakers were leading Torah scholar Rabbi Asher Weiss, and Lord Wolfson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, who spoke of the theory and implementation of the Beth Din in today’s world.

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shelomo Amar echoed the thoughts of others, saying “when the Beth Din is strong, the community is strong”, as delegates recited a special blessing for the speedy recovery of Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu.

The senior rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, made the final remarks.

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