Britain’s rabbinic world has been stunned by the unexpected resignation of one of the four Dayanim of the London Beis Din, Dayan Yonason Abraham, the Jewish Chronicle reported.
The London-born rabbi, who joined the Chief Rabbi’s court at the relatively young age of 37 in 2001, stepped down yesterday, according to the report.
“It is with a sense of responsibility and sadness that I announce today that I will be stepping down from the London Beis Din,” he said in a statement. “The Beis Din is a pillar of our community and it has been an absolute honour and privilege to serve as dayan over the past 17 years.”
No reason was given for the resignation.
Dayan Abraham, a graduate of Beis Medrash Govaha in Lakewood, previously served for three years on the Melbourne Beis Din.