My Blog – Rav Rimon

Rav Rimon

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Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon, born in Tel-Aviv in 1968, is the grandson of the renowned poet and author, Yosef Zvi Rimon. He is a prolific author of Halachic works which reflect his unique approach, taking the reader from the sources to the practical application of Halacha in our modern reality. These include the “Shirat Miriam Haggadah for Pesach”, “Halacha for IDF Soldiers”, “Shemita”, “Yom Kippur Machzor”, “Birkat Ha’Mazon and Zemirot Shabbat”, “Arba’at Ha’Minim” for Succot and much more. “Shabbat Shamor” and “Shabbat Zachor” are now in advanced stages of writing and will, in all likelihood, be recognized as his magnum opus.

Rav Rimon is Founder and Chairman of the Halacha Education Center. Through our diverse work, in Israel and abroad, we reach out to thousands of Jews every year. The Center  develops innovative educational Jewish studies curricula, using state-of-the-art, cutting edge technologies. Our outreach in Latin America and Spain, provides these communities with culturally adapted materials in Spanish and Portuguese. A Responsa Center has been established, providing in-depth answers to Halacha questions from Rabbis and laymen throughout the Jewish world. In fact, the Chief Rabbinate of South Africa invited Rav Rimon to their country in order give a Halachic ruling on a highly complex issue., Lastly, a Shemita Visitors Center was launched at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens for the 5775 shemita year and a World of Judaism theme park is under development.

A popular lecturer, Rav Rimon teaches at Yeshivat Har Etzion, Migdal Oz Girls Seminary and is frequently invited by communities in Israel and North America for lectures.  He also serves as the community Rabbi of Alon Shvut South in Gush Etzion.

Rav Rimon founded JobKatif shortly after the disengagement to help Gush Katif evacuees re-integrate into the work place, and today continues to serve as its Chairman. In 2008, Rav Rimon was awarded the President’s Prize for Volunteerism by President Shimon Peres. (It is interesting to note that his grandfather, Yosef Zvi Rimon was awarded the President’s Prize by Yitzchak Ben-Zvi 50 years earlier.) Rav Rimon was also awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism on Yom Yerushalayim 2014, for his monumental project – JobKatif – on behalf of the Jews of Gush Katif.