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.