Monday, April 15, 2013

Rabbi Michael Broyde takes "an indefinite leave of absence" from BD of America

Tablet [See previous post ]  The Rabbinical Council of America, the chief professional organization of Modern Orthodox rabbis, has granted Rabbi Dr. Michael Broyde, one of its most prominent scholars and a professor of law at Emory University, “an indefinite leave of absence” from its top rabbinical court, the Beth Din of America. Sources within the RCA confirmed the move, and Broyde’s biography has been deleted from the court’s web site, where he was previously listed as a member and judge.

“Rabbi Broyde has admitted to behavior that the Rabbinical Council finds extremely disturbing,” Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, president of the RCA, told Tablet. “We have determined and announced by the Beth Din of America, our affiliated rabbinical court, that he has ceased to serve as a dayan immediately and indefinitely.”[...] 


  1. Rabbi Hershel GoldwasserApril 15, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    I am very disappointed with the RCA, Michael Broyde is a genius, and just because he invented me, that doesn't mean he should lose his position in the Beis Din.

  2. Hershel, I am also disappointed that he has abandoned you. No hakaros hatov to his teacher. Sad!


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