🏆🏆🏆 For the 4th year in a row, Kehillah has won Moot Beit Din! (Jewish moot court)
We have won Moot Beit Din for the 4th year in a row!!
Or you might say, Moot Beit Win!
From the Prismah site:
“Moot Beit Din provides high school students with a firsthand look at the inner workings of the Jewish legal system and helps them hone their critical thinking skills by applying the ancient wisdom of halakhah (Jewish law) to some of the most significant ethical issues of our time.
Student teams are assigned a topic and collaborate to craft a written decision and oral argument based on rabbinic sources. They then present their ruling to a panel of judges following a special Moot Beit Din Shabbaton.
Our halachik system arose from vigorous minds engaged in lively debate. Moot Beit Din engages high school students in a dynamic process that helps them understand how rabbinic wisdom spans cultures, geography, and time to influence our decisions and moral clarity today.”
Big news! For the 3rd year in a row, Kehillah has won Moot Beit Din! (Jewish moot court) Kol HaKavod to Sawyer Anderson (‘20), Yuval Mazor (‘22), Noga Rafalin (‘23), and Dahlia Soussan (‘21). This year, 27 teams from 19 schools in Israel and North America participated.
In this year’s case study, a campus climate initiative is offered money by a donor who made his money through unethical means, specifically by profiting from a private prison company. The students had to decide if it was halachically permissible to take the money. The Kehillah team’s win came in the Cardozo Division, in which teams base their ruling on a 25-page book of Jewish texts from throughout history selected by the organizers.
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