After years of failed deal-making, the committee for the appointment of Dayanim appointed Tuesday nine Dayanim to the Chief Rabbinate’s Beis Din Hagadol.
The nine new Dayanim are: Harav Eliyahu Heishrik; Harav Aharon Katz; Harav Avraham Schindler; Harav Yitzchak Elimaliach; Harav Yaakov Zamir; Harav Maimon Nahari; Harav Shlomo Shapira; Harav Zion Luz; and Harav Michael Amos.
The Beis Din totals twelve Dayanim, including the two Chief Rabbis, Harav Yitzchak Yosef and Harav David Lau. Harav Eliezer Igra was appointed several weeks ago.
On Wednesday the newly appointed Dayanim gathered in the home of Harav Yitzchak Yosef, who blessed them on their appointment, and discussed the serious responsibilities a Dayan needs to undertake when issuing a psak. Harav Yosef said that the Dayan should imagine that it is their family member who is asking for the ruling – but of course, all within the halachic boundaries.