Contracts and COVID-19

Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann
April 30, 2020

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When a highly unexpected event happens, a party’s contractual obligations may become difficult, unprofitable or impossible to perform. The Beth Din of America hosted a webinar on April 28, 2020, exploring the extent to which contractual obligations are modified or suspended in light of a pandemic such as COVID-19. In “Cancelling Contracts Due to Pandemics: The Jewish and American Law Views,” Rabbi Michoel Zylberman and Professor Chaim Saiman discuss the issue from the perspectives of Jewish and American law, respectively. The full recording of the webinar appears below in video and audio formats.