Nitzotzot and Nitzotzot Shachar Programs

Nitzotzot and Nitzotzot Shachar Programs

These two programs, founded by Rabbi Shabtai Rappoport, Head of the Beit Midrash at the Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies, and embraced by the Rector, have become an integral part of the scientific-spiritual activities at the University.

"This is a new approach to Torah and science that has not really been tried before," explains Rabbi Rappaport. A noted halachic expert in medicine and organ transplants, Rappaport believes that "a new Torah thinking should be born of every scientific discovery."

Each session of Nitzotzot focuses on the Jewish and scientific perspectives of timely and complex issues, the subject of which is set before a panel of senior faculty and research students which explore their substance and impact. The “Nitzotzot Shachar” program includes research students from other universities, who are awarded a special scholarship for their participation in this program. The Nitzotzot programs position BIU as Israel’s leading institution in debates about issues that are at the intersections of Torah and science with all things spiritual, halachic and scientific.

"The Torah should not be apologetic, rather it should benefit from science and create new ideas," says Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport, whose flagship program, Nitzotzot, is illuminating new worlds in Torah and science.

Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport


Last modified: 07/12/2017