Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon has been appointed the Rabbinic Head of the Jerusalem College of Technology and the Head of its Batei Midrash. The appointment officially takes effect on the 1st of Elul
Rav Rimon is world renowned as a prolific author of Halachic works which reflect his unique approach, taking the reader from the sources to the practical application of Halacha. Rav Rimon is the Founder and Chairman of the Halacha Education Center which develops innovative educational curricula for Jewish studies, using state-of-the-art, cutting edge technologies, in Israel and abroad. The Halacha Education Center will be moving its activities to the Lev Campus.
Rav Rimon is Founder and Chairman of JobKatif which he launched shortly after the disengagement from Gush Katif to help evacuees re-integrate into the work place. Rav Rimon also serves as community Rabbi of Alon Shvut South in Gush Etzion and teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Migdal Oz Girls Seminary.
“I am very pleased with this important position, and view it as a special opportunity to enhance the study of Torah and Jewish law,” said Rav Rimon. “Teaching in the Batei Midrash of the Jerusalem College of Technology is a unique and challenging task and I have great respect for its teachers and rabbis. It is a great privilege to teach in a place like this. I hope to see many students who strive to combine the academic world with the world of Torah and Jewish law. Moreover, I am confident that the activities of the Halacha Education Center will be enhanced through the cooperation with the Jerusalem College of Technology.”
“The advent of a new Rabbinic head JCT’s Batei Midrash is very significant, and we are honored to have Rav Rimon join us”, says Prof. Chaim Sukenik, President of the Jerusalem College of Technology. ” As a leading institution that supports the integration of Torah life with academic advancement, it is eminently important for us that Torah study and education will be at the highest level. We are very impressed with the activities of Rav Rimon and his educational capabilities, and now that the Halacha Education Center will be part of the Lev Campus, it will produce a synergy that will greatly intensify the activity of Torah and halacha both within the Halacha Education Center and the Jerusalem College of Technology. “