Multiple groups were tested over the past week on Hilchos Eidus, the years first test at the Central Tomchei Tmimim’s Dayanus program, covering the laws of witnesses crucial for Dinei Torah, Gittin, and Kidushin.
The first test of the year at 770’s Dayanus program took place over the past week in Rosh Hayeshiva Rabbi Zalman Labkowsky’s home. Multiple groups were arranged to accommodate the 75 participants who have enrolled in the program.
“This recently revitalized program has brought about a true revolution in the fulfillment of the Rebbe’s directive that Dayanus be taken up by those who are capable,” says Rabbi Ahron Liberow, who heads the program. “In the past 770 was the only Lubavitch institution offering a Dayanus course, and only a select few attempted to complete its rigorous curriculum each year. Today, aside for the unprecedented 75 who are currently enrolled in 770’s course, at least 4 brand new Dayanus programs have announced their launch this year, inspired by the growing interest and momentum created by its recently revitalized program.”
The program is known for being one of the most comprehensive and prestigious Dayanus programs available, covering most major parts of all four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, and culminating with receiving Semicha in the entire Shulchan Aruch “Yoreh Yoreh Yodin Yodin”. Unlike many other programs which cover only parts of Choshen Mishpat, 770’s Hanhala has always believed that one cannot be a Dayan or a Rov of a community without being proficient in the Halachos of Shabbos and Birkas Hanehenin, and without having a hand in the various other major parts of the Shulchan Aruch such as Mikvaos and Kidushin.
“The program gives the opportunity and structure to delve in and cover so many important sugyos in Halacha. The fact that the learning is done together as part of a large group, providing the many opportunities to discuss over the halachos with others, makes the experience all the more enjoyable,” remarked Rosh HaYeshiva and Menahel of the new Lubavitch Mesivta in Suffield Connecticut Rabbi Menachem Fogelman, who himself successfully completed the entire program a short while ago.
“The structure of this program has empowered me to set aside time to properly master these very important Halachos, despite the many time consuming communal duties a Rov and Shliach must face on a daily basis. I particularly enjoy Rabbi Labkowsky’s weekly shiurim which I find stimulating and refreshing.” Says Chief Rabbi and Shliach to Ecuador Rabbi Mendy Fried.
The program is now open for registration. New participants will begin the cycle with Hilchos Toen Venitan, and continue in the coming months with Hilchos Nachalos, Shabbos and Eiruvin. The test on Hilchos Toen Venitan will be around Monday, Ches Shevat.
For questions or to register please email: [email protected] or visit www.dayanus.org.