Beth Din


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Beth Din

(bɛθ dɪn; Hebrew bet din) or

Bet Din

n
(Judaism) Judaism a rabbinical court, consisting of at least three dayanim, and having authority over such matters as divorce and conversion and other communal ecclesiastical matters such as Kashruth. It may also try civil disputes with the consent of both parties
[from Hebrew, literally: house of judgment]
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The school is under the auspices of the London Beth Din and is an Orthodox Jewish School that places special emphasis on Kashrut (dietary laws).
For those seeking to become Jewish, it is critical that converts go through an Orthodox conversion with a respected Orthodox Beth Din.
Their food is not only delicious but prepared in accordance with the strictest Jewish dietary laws with certifications from both the Orthodox Union and the Tartikov Beth Din.
Any disputes concerning the appropriateness of the discretionary distributions were to be submitted for arbitration to a beth din, a panel of three persons of the Orthodox Jewish faith.
Beth Din Zedek Ecclesiastical Judicature, Binding Arbitration Agreement, CHI.
The beth din was directed, in the event of any dispute, to enforce the trust declaration and give any party the rights he or she is entitled to under New York law and to construe the declaration as a whole "to effectuate the intent of the parties .
Such a determination is better left to a Beth Din [Jewish religious court], rather than a civil court, where extensive probing into individuals' religious beliefs can raise First Amendment concerns," Singh wrote, and added, "The government may not alter the doctrine of this faith, nor may it coerce the religious observers to adhere to the outcome preferred by the secular state.
But at the same time, another Supreme Court of sorts has been releasing landmarks rulings of its own–the Beth Din of America.
In Jewish communities, the Beth Din regulates family law," Barkey told The Mirror.
The move comes after a High Court referred a couple's divorce case for settlement under Beth Din, or Jewish law.
Although less prevalent in the United States than Jewish beth din arbitration, Christian dispute resolution services based on biblical precepts have offered services in mediation and arbitration for years.
Rabbi Yehuda Brodie, registrar of the Manchester Beth Din, told the Jewish Chronicle: "We offer our strongest support for any victim of any criminal act to report matters to the authorities, including the police, as and where appropriate.