May 22, 2012 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #603537brechParticipant
Is the BDA reliable (to not eschew halacha in favor of secular values, etc.)?May 22, 2012 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #877364RSRHMember
The question is a bit strange. Oftentimes, halacha incorporates “secular values,” particularly in the area of dinei mamonos. Halacha often instructs us to follow the minhag hamakom or minhag of the profession/business in the absence of an agreement between the parties to the contrary. Is that “eschewing halacha in favor of secular values”? Halacha directs batei din to conduct themselves in a dignified and orderly manner. If the Shulchan Aruch gives no particular direction, and the beis din incorporates tried-and-true concepts of American legal procedure, is that “eschewing halacha in favor of secular values”?
I could go on. Suffice it to say, the BDA is one of the finest batei din around (in the tri-State area); they follow halacha, and have the knowledge and broadness to be able to fully understand “secular values” when the halacha instructs us to incorporate them.May 22, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm #877365rebdonielMember
Of course it is reliable, except I believe it fails on two fronts. Rabbi Hershel Schachter advocates 2 positions I believe are anti-halakhic. First, get meusa. The ORA crowd coerces gittin. This is no good. Second issue is geirus. The mekoros are pretty clear that conversion is not to be handled by mega batei din, but by any beis din of three shomrei shabbos men. They impose too many standards external of what is actuallly required m’ikar hadin. They turn away sincere people and are guilty of innui hager.May 23, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am #877366optimusprimeMember
It is reliable and its members are Talmidei Chachomim.May 23, 2012 1:32 am at 1:32 am #877367gabieMember
The BDA judges are heavily left-leaning.May 23, 2012 2:26 am at 2:26 am #877368yitayningwutParticipant
Most definitely.May 23, 2012 3:14 am at 3:14 am #877369May 23, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am #877371hershiMember
I agree with rebdoniel about the problem of creating a get me’usa (and mamzeirim) by forcing a get kneged halacha.May 23, 2012 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #877372rebdonielMember
I essentially believe that they are creating a serious problem with get me’usa. But I am very anti-RCA for a different reason. They are supposed to be a Modern Orthodox organization, but are not, in actuality, Modern Orthodox. They capitulated to the horrific shita of Rav Amar and Avraham Sherman and rejected halacha to create the monster known as “GPS Geirus Policies.” My rebbi, Rabbi Angel, himself a former RCA president, has written extensively on this.May 23, 2012 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #877373OneOfManyParticipant
One, two, three…May 23, 2012 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm #877374Doodle-Man™Member
Kapusta: His mission is to protect the world like Optimus Prime.
He is not the real Optimus Prime as i had wished for him to be.May 24, 2012 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #877375NaysbergMember
It’s a MO BD.May 24, 2012 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #877376TheGoqParticipant
“OP, can I ask how you came up with your SN?”
The op has a chinese housekeeper and she was asking should i clean the brech for shabbos?May 24, 2012 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #877377OneOfManyParticipant
Ah, here comes a fourth…May 30, 2012 5:45 am at 5:45 am #877378kapustaParticipant
I’m totally not getting the references above now (long day) but last time I checked, its a Yiddish word…June 1, 2012 2:49 am at 2:49 am #877379147Participant
“Flatbush Rabbinical Court” is very competent Beis Din, and I had a very good experience with them, after having to hire them following a tragedy of another Beis Din who couldn’t do their work [Not BDA, but another sloppy one; I’d love to mention their name to protect anyone else from them, but surmise that it won’t then be published in this coffee room].June 1, 2012 3:11 am at 3:11 am #877380kfbParticipant
Did the coffee room shut down??
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