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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 25 Jan 2019 08:20 PM and ends Sat 26 Jan 2019 09:20 PM
ה' אדר ב' ה' אלפים תשס"ח
When conducting a gett, the Beth Din requires, among other people, two eidim (witnesses), who are needed to hear the husband instruct the sofer (scribe) to write the gett, watch its writing, then sign it and witness its delivery into the wife’s hands.
Unfortunately, the Melbourne Beth Din handles many gittin, but we are short of eidim required for such occasions.
To be a witness you need to be a Torah – observant male who can be available for 2 – 3 hours, usually on a Thursday afternoon, but occasionally at other times as well.
You need a steady hand because you have to sign your Hebrew name with a quill. Most people don’t get many opportunities for this but our Sofer (scribe) will help you and allow you to practise on scrap paper!
An honorarium is paid for the eid’s service.
If you are interested, please contact the Beth Din office on 9525 5186 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, contact details, the times you are available and the name of your local Rabbi.