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Weber wins national Jewish Law competition
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May 04, 2013 08:00 AM | 1891 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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This year’s team is comprised of, from left, Daniel Gordon, Adina Karpuj, Hillel Brenner, Daniela Friedman and Ilan Palte. Judaics teacher Marc Leventhal, not pictured, serves as team adviser.
Special Photo
This year’s team is comprised of, from left, Daniel Gordon, Adina Karpuj, Hillel Brenner, Daniela Friedman and Ilan Palte. Judaics teacher Marc Leventhal, not pictured, serves as team adviser.
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It has become a ritual of spring the Weber School in Sandy Springs competes against two dozen Jewish high schools from around the U.S. and Canada in the National Moot Beit Din (Mock Rabbinic Court) Competition.

Once again, Weber won first place in this year’s competition, held recently in Philadelphia.

For the competition, all teams are given a factual dilemma. The students then research the Talmud and Jewish law and render a written rabbinic court opinion. This year’s case involved Jews attending a Catholic wedding in church, and encompassed many aspects of Jewish-Christian relations. After developing its verdict, each team must orally defend its decision before a panel of rabbis.

Weber has now won the contest in four of the first five years it has competed.
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