By COLlive Staff
The first group of Lubavitcher Rabbonim enrolled in a new Dayonus program, have received Yoden Yoden in Jerusalem last week.
The Rabbonim are Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Marlow – the Rov of Anash in North Miami, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Cohen – Shliach to Sacramento and author of Margolis Menachem on Rambam and Raived, and Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Schuchat -Dayan on the Beis Din of Agudas HoRabonim (who was not able to be in Israel at the time ).
They are the first graduates of the program which was established by Rabbi Yehoram Ulman, respected Rov and Dayan on the Sydney Beth Din. The program includes studying large sections of Even HoEzer such as Yuchsin, Gittin and Kiddushin as well as Geirus, Mikvoes and many sections of Choshen Mishpot. In the program, weekly shiurim are given via Skype by Rabbi Ulman and additional shiurim by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Feigelstock, Rov and Raived of Anash in Buenos Aires. The shiurim are geared to give as much practical application of the material as possible.
The program has the zchus to be under the patronage of HoRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg Shlita, one of the leading Halachic authorities of our time and the chief editor of the renowned Encyclopaedia Talmudis. Rav Goldberg is involved in setting the curriculum of the program as well as examining the candidates, and is the main signatory on the smicha together with Rabbis Ulman and Feigelstock.
The ordination of the talmidim took place in the home of Rabbi Goldberg Shlit’a where Divrei Torah and Halocho were discussed for many hours leading to the actual signing. Also present was Rabbi Moshe D Gutnick, a fellow Dayan of the Sydney Beth Din with Rabbi Ulman.
Rabbis Gutnick and Ulman regularly visit Eretz Yisroel on behalf of the Sydney Beth Din to meet with Chief Rabbi, the Ovois and Hanholas Botei Din and Gedolei Yisroel to discuss matters pertinent to the Sydney Beth Din and its jurisdiction over much of Australia and Asia. The Sydney Beth Din assists community rabbis, shluchim and communities in general within the region in all matters pertaining to Beth Din such as kashrus, conversion and divorce and ensures that these are all done in a manner recognised and accepted by the Rabbanut.
Photos of meetings and discussions are of Harav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, Harav Ezra Basri a renowned Dayan, Posek and Author, Harav Tziyon Boaron senior judge on the Beis Din Hagodol in Jerusalem, Harav Tzva Ben-Yaakov Av Beis Din Tel Aviv, Harav Shlomo Dichovski Menahel of Hanholas Botei Din and his deputy Harav Yitzchak Peretz, Harav Menachem Burstein head of Machon Puah institute and Harav Asher Erentrau Menahel of the Agunos section of Botei Din.