The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, has launched a first-time blog dedicated to explaining the rabbinical court process and related decisions.

Jewishprudence will focus on providing information to attorneys and legal professionals regarding Jewish law and jurisprudence.

The blog will feature discussions of Beth Din procedure, along with substantive issues of Jewish law as it applies to the modern commercial marketplace. It will also publish some of the decisions rendered by the Beth Din of America (following anonymization and with the consent of the parties).

The informational blog aims to meet two objectives.

One is to make the process more transparent and accessible. The second goal is to create a sophisticated forum for discussions of Jewish law and business ethics as it applies to the contemporary commercial marketplace.

“Earlier this year we embarked on a broader program to better explain the Beth Din process to as many audiences as we can and make Jews more comfortable bringing cases to us,” said Beth Din of America director Rabbi Shlomo Weissmann, who is also an attorney. “While most of the work of the Beth Din of America takes place behind the scenes and confidentially, our goal is that Jewishprudence will shed light on the work of the Beth Din as another step in this process.

To read Jewishprudence, see: www.bethdin.org/jewishprudence.