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Psak 5767 Tevet 6a

This statement is part of a series of twenty requests for piskei din (legal rulings) that have been submitted to the Beis Din by those who follow its rulings. While full piskei din (legal rulings) are in preparation, a brief summary is presented. The summary below is not meant to be used as a source for deriving any practical consequences. It will be replaced at a later date with a formal ruling.'

On the 6 Tevet, 5767 (27 December, 2006), the Beis Din for Bnei Noah was asked:

Jerusalem Court for Issues of Bnei Noah
Tel: 02-5661962, cell 050-6733831, fax: 057-7976007
Email: 47 Rachel Imeinu St. Jerusalem 93228

Halachic Basis of Operation of the Beis Din

Q. What is the halachic basis of operation of the Beis Din of Bnei Noah?
How will the Beis Din function? How will it come to determination among diverse sets of rulings given by diverse sets of legal systems. (Rambam, Beis Yosef, Sefardic, Ashkenazic, etc)

Answer. [The court will function as a traditional Rabbinical Court.] This is not the first case of a Beis Din having to respond differently to different people. A great many of the current decisors do this regularly.

Of course in so doing one has to take into consideration the culture, traditions and the nature of the person or community to whose need the Beis Din has to respond.

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