AND IS IT IMPORTANT FOR A RABBI TO HAVE IN-ORDER TO JOIN A BEIS DIN AND NO LESS A BEIS DIN OF A LARGE COMMUNITY?
Types of Semicha:
The Talmud lists three classes of semicha issued:
The recipient of this semicha demonstrated sufficient education and proper judgment to be able to render halachic judgments on matters of religious law as it pertains to daily life such as kashrut, nidda, and permissible or forbidden activities on Shabbos or Yom Tov.
The recipient of this semicha demonstrated sufficient education and proper judgment to be able to render halachic judgments on matters of religious law as it pertains to monetary and property disputes.
Yatir Bechorot Yatir:
The recipient of this semicha demonstrated sufficient education and proper judgment to determine the ritual status of firstborn animals that have developed a blemish. This degree required extensive veterinary knowledge.
While the first two classes are still issued today, the last one is not.
Yadin Yadin in basically like doing internship. The Rabbi to be sites at Din Torahs to watch and learn, every professional (Doctors and lawyers, judges to be etc…) does this and so should a Rov of a Beis Din.
The main and ONLY purpose of a Beis Din is to conduct Din Torahs between fellow Jews, everything else is secondary.
A robust and healthy legal system, administering justice fairly, creates a society worthy of G-d’s blessings. Establishing a system of judges, courts, and officials to maintain and enforce the law is a far-reaching responsibility. This precept translates the ideals of our personal life into a formal order for society at large. It is the extension and guarantee of all the preceding laws. (1 of the 7 Noahide Laws).
So yes my brothers and sisters, it is very important (a must) that a Rov of a Beis Din have the proper training and experience in ALL aspects of his expertise. Just as one would hire only an experience lawyer to fight a tough case or one would look for the best doctor to fight a tough illness (G-d spear us), so to one must look for only an experienced Rov to deal with matters of Din Torah which effect the entire community.
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