One of the features of Jewishprudence is the posting of actual psakim (decisions) issued by the Beth Din of America. Because proceedings before the Beth Din of America are confidential, psakim are published only after the names of the parties and other identifying information have been changed, and only after we obtain consent from the … Continue reading Regarding Psak Anonymization
We are excited to launch Jewishprudence: Thoughts on Jewish Law and Beth Din Jurisprudence. While most of the work of the Beth Din of America takes place behind the closed doors of the courtroom and in dayanim’s private chambers, Jewishprudence is an attempt to bring the work of the Beth Din to the public. Jewishprudence … Continue reading Introducing Jewishprudence: Thoughts on Jewish Law and Beth Din Jurisprudence
Rabbi Schwartz, a leading authority in Jewish law, was the rabbi of the Young Israel of Boro Park for 18 years, and previously held pulpits in Rhode Island, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has served as Av Beth Din of the Beth Din of America since 1991. He is the author of two books and … Continue reading Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz
Av Beth Din
Rabbi Willig is the Rabbi Dr. Sol Roth Professor of Talmud and Contemporary Halachah and the Segan Rosh Kollel of the Kollel L’Horaah Yadin Yadin at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), an affiliate of Yeshiva University. Since 1974, he has been the rabbi at the Young Israel of Riverdale in Riverdale, New York. … Continue reading Rabbi Mordechai Willig
Segan Av Beth Din
Rabbi Reiss is the Av Beth Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council, a Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS, and Chaver Beth Din at the Beth Din of America. A Yadin Yadin musmach of RIETS and an attorney who was an associate for six years at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Rabbi … Continue reading Rabbi Yona Reiss
Chaver Beth Din
Rabbi Weissmann received rabbinical ordination from RIETS in 2001 and advanced rabbinical ordination (Yadin Yadin) in 2014. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to his association with the Beth Din of America, Rabbi Weissmann worked as an attorney at several prominent law firms, including … Continue reading Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann
Rabbi Zylberman oversees the halachic aspects of gittin administered at the Beth Din. Rabbi Zylberman is a Yadin Yadin musmach of RIETS and a graduate of the Bella and Harry Wexner Kolel Elyon. He also serves on the academic faculty of RIETS and has published articles in numerous rabbinic journals.
Ms. Mondrow manages the commercial and matrimonial din torah docket and serves as the primary contact point for litigants and attorneys with cases before the Beth Din. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law- Newark and holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in Modern Jewish History from … Continue reading Jordana Mondrow
Rabbi Rosensweig is the editor of Jewishprudence and a dayan at the Beth Din of America. He is a maggid shiur at Yeshiva University and the resident scholar at Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, NJ. Rabbi Rosensweig received his semikha (Yoreh Yoreh and Yadin Yadin) from RIETS, where he was also a member of the … Continue reading Rabbi Itamar Rosensweig
Mrs. Axelrod schedules gittin, and serves as an office administrator. Mrs. Axelrod brings a special combination of professionalism and sensitivity to her work, and serves as a reassuring voice to men and women who approach the Beth Din in circumstances that are often emotionally difficult.