You Be the Judge: Behind the Steering Wheel of Jewish Law
6 Lessons

Given by Rabbi Yisrael Baron

Honor Among Thieves
If you are hired to give an inflated property assessment, and then are not paid for the service you performed, can you collect in court? In this lesson, we examine the enforceability of immoral contracts.

Finders Keepers
What happens when objects are abandoned for long periods of time or are unavailable due to the ravages of war? Are there circumstances under which people, against their will, can lose the right to their property?

When Glitter Turns
Out To Be Gold
What happens if you lose a piece of costume jewelry that you agreed to watch over and it turns out to be real? How much liability do you assume for loss incurred because of negligence or willful destruction of an object that turns out to be worth more than expected?

The Parasite
Is it fair to do business using your neighbor’s cow? May you sublet your apartment for more than you pay in rent? How do we distinguish creative opportunity from crass opportunism

Your Money or My Life
What happens if under gun point, you deliver the property of your neighbor to robbers? Do you have to compensate your neighbor? We examine a real case, stemming from the Holocaust, in which this issue had to be addressed.

Burdens of Proof
If two people lay claim to an object, how can we decide who is right? Upon whom does the burden of proof fall, and what kind of evidence will the court require?

Questions & Answers about

“You Be The Judge”


Q. What if I don’t have a strong Jewish background?

A.  That’s fine. All of our courses require no previous knowledge whatsoever. You don’t need to know how to read Hebrew nor do you need to know anything about Judaism. This will not have any impact on your comprehension of the course content.

And 95% of our students don’t describe themselves as “religious.” That means you’ll be studying with people with similar backgrounds to yours.

Q. How long is the course?

A. “You Be The Judge” is a 6 –week course that meets from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM once every week on Tuesdays.

We understand that you have busy and productive life. You are not required to attend every session (although we recommend it.)  Each class is independent of and can be understood regardless of previous attendance.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. The cost is only $99 and that includes all 6 sessions.  You will also receive all textbooks relevant articles and handouts at no extra cost. And you have a 100% moneyback guarantee.

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A.  Due to the exceptional content of “You Be The Judge,” we must reserve places on a first-come, first-served basis.