Hilchos Bein Adom L’Chavero, the Torah laws governing interpersonal relations, are relevant to nearly every facet of daily life, and comprise more than half of the mitzvos that apply today. These Halachos include business ethics, relationships, and family life, and range from honesty to Tzedaka, from Lashon Hara to copyright laws. However, while the concepts are familiar, many of the Halachos for practical observance are rarely studied, and remain unclear.
To fill this void, Linas HaTzedek: The Center for Jewish Values was founded in 5761/2001. The organization’s programs include: the Linas HaTzedek Kollel Network, an international group of Kollelim which study Bein Adom L’Chavero in depth; publication of Bein Adom L’Chavero materials for varied audiences in both Hebrew and English; shiurim and learning programs across the globe. Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits, a world-renowned expert on Bein Adom L’Chavero, serves as Dean and Rosh haKollelim.
Publications which the Center has published include the seven volume Hebrew Mareh Mekomos on Bein Adom L’Chavero, the highly acclaimed Code of Jewish Conduct, and other publications in Hebrew, English, French and Russian.
The Torah guidelines for interpersonal relations strike a resonant chord in all who are exposed to them. The Hilchos Bein Adom L’Chavero curriculum has been warmly received by those raised in a Torah oriented lifestyle. It has also proven to be a powerful tool in introducing the beauty of Torah to newcomers to Jewish observance.