|About the Bais Din
Beth Din Tzedek U’Mishpat (lit. Righteous and Justice) was established by a group of noted well-respected Rabbanim, with the support of several philanthropic businessman, who realized the vital need to develop a viable and upright alternative for Jewish dispute resolution. This specific Beth Din was carefully formulated with a very specific goal. That goal was to create an upstanding, professional, and cost-effective option for seamless dispute resolution.
|Tzedek U'Mishpat Judges|
Through painstaking diligence and extensive research the board successfully hand-selected a panel of Dayanim (Rabbinic Judges) fit to assume this taxing yet sensitive position. All of the Dayanim on the Tzedek U’Mishpat panel have served as judges for over a decade amassing the knowledge and experience necessary to assume this position. In addition to their book knowledge, they all have a keen understanding of the structures, the norms and the subtleties of the most complex business deals and structures being formulated in today’s multifaceted business environment.
As part of the vision, the panel of Rabbis saw it as an imperative that the judges receive a fixed salary to limit the possibility of the mediation process dragging out unnecessarily. Prolonged useless testimonies are therefore allowed but not encouraged. The judges, driven by their pursuit of altruism, appreciated this value and they left a career of billable hours, to be a part of this unique adjudication process.
|Professionalism & Expedience|
Another value which was taken into consideration was the focus on expedience. The emotional stress involved in the average dispute need not be magnified through needless delays due to procedural glitches and overbooked caseloads. Tzedek U’Mishpat aims to ensure that the entire process is initiated, heard, and delivered – ON TIME. The Beth Din offers almost immediate scheduling and timely follow-up sessions as necessary. Judges conduct discovery during the adjudication process so as not to prolong the initiation of the Din Torah. This also gives the Dayanim a candid first glance at the presentation of the details which adds to the authenticity of the true facts on the table as opposed to a premeditated prepared misrepresentation. Decisions, as well, are issued within thirty days of the closing arguments thereby minimizing unnecessary distress.
Board of Founding Rabbis|
Rav Hillel David
Rav Hillel David a musmach of HaGaon Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman zt"l at Yeshivas Ner Yisroel. He subsequently went on to learn at The Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn N.Y. Today he serves as Rav in the Brooklyn area, and is an eminent Halachic authority and a noted public speaker.
Rav Yaakov Horowitz
Rav Yaakov Horowitz studied at the famed Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland, Ohio and later in Beis Hatalmud in Bensonhurst, N.Y. He then spent some time studying in Yeshivas Brisk in Yerushalayim. He concurrently serves as the Rav of the Telz Alumni Beis Medrash in Brooklyn, NY as well as The Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Beis Meir, also in Brooklyn. He is a formidable halachic authority having received semicha from many of the gedolim in Eretz Yisroel and America.
Rav Yisroel Reisman
Rav Yisroel Reisman, is a Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and Rav of The Agudath Israel of Madison, Zichron Chaim Zvi. Harav Reisman is world reknown for his numerous public shiurim. He is most famous for his “Pathways of the Prophets Series” which is attended by thousands and aired nation-wide every Motzei Shabbos (Saturday night). Rav Reisman sits on the Rabbinic Board of Founding Rabbis at the Beth Din Tzedek Umishpat in Brooklyn N.Y.
Tzedek U'Mishpat Dayanim
Rabbi Daniel Geldzahler
Rabbi Daniel Geldzahler serves as the Av Beis Din. Rav Geldzahler studied Dayanus at the Kollel Mechon L’Hora'ah in Monsey, NY. where he has served as Dayan for many years. He received semicha from two of this generation's most revered Halachic authorites: Harav Yaakov Yitzchok Weiss of Yerushalayim and Harav Shmuel Wosner of Bnei Brak.
Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Braunstein
Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Braunstein spent many years in advanced halacha study at Kollel Mechon L’Hora'ah in Monsey NY. He received Semicha from the revered Dayan Yaakov Yitzchok Weiss of Yerushalyim and Harav Shmuel Wosner of Bnei Brak. He also received semicha from Harav Moshe Stern (the Debreciner Rav), and Harav Meir Bransdorfer. He currently serves as a Dayan at the Beis Din "Machon L'Hora'ah" as well as other prominent Batei Din.
Rabbi Dov Kahan
Rabbi Dov Kahan, studied at the Mir Yeshivah in Brooklyn as well as in Yeshivas Brisk in Yerushalayim before moving on to Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood N.J. At BMG Harav Kahan founded and led the first Choshen Mishpat Chabura with a primary focus on the very practical aspects of monetary Halacha. After completeing the curriculum he frequented the Beis Din of R' Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak, where he received Semichah in Dayanus. In 1999 Rav Kahan founded the Bais Din "Maysharim" which has developed into one of the prominant Batei Din in the United States. In 2007, Rav Kahan was selected to serve on the panel of the Tzedek Umishpat Beis Din in New York where he currently serves as a Dayan (a Talmudic Judge).