RAVSAK congratulates the winners of the 2013 Moot Beit Din:
Mazal Tov to all competing schools!
Moot Beit Din is a unique program that enables students from Jewish high schools to delve into issues of Jewish law through creative engagement with contemporary situations. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the relevance of Halakhah and to stretch their imagination in applying Jewish traditional resources to their lives and to the modern world. Every year, RAVSAK prepares a new case on a topic that has not yet been adjudicated within a halakhic framework. After intensive study of halakhic sources, students prepare written decisions to a case given to them. They then present and defend their decisions before judges during oral argument at the competition.
The students convene at a four-day Shabbaton held in a different location each year. They break ice and break bread together, learn together, daven together, perform a chesed project, do sightseeing, and celebrate Shabbat in style. Before their teams step into the room to compete, they have formed friendships and established spiritual bonds that will last far beyond the Shabbaton.
The program continues to grow apace; this year, the vast majority of RAVSAK high schools will participate in the program. The Moot Beit Din is the recipient of the prestigious Covenant Signature Grant, which enables RAVSAK to extend generous travel stipends and advisor honoraria to participating schools.
For more information on the Moot Beit Din, or to register your school for the 2013 / 5773 program, contact Dr. Elliott Rabin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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