- Question: Why does the judge only have to write up the claims and final decision but not the proofs and logic behind the decision if a litigant wants to take the case to an appeals court?
a. The Shulchan Aruch (Choshen Mishpat 14:4) says in the Rema: “When they have to write for him the reason why he was judged there is no set time to do it, rather whenever he has a chance he writes it and gives it to him. He does not need to write the reasons or proofs; he only has to write for them the claims and final decision.
Answer: The Sma (26) says that every good court, when they hear the claims, knows how to come out with the proper decision because all Jews have one Torah.