Student, Tel Aviv University, The Buchman Faculty of Law
Joel Fox is a third year law student at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Currently he works as a research assistant in the field of Jewish law and text, specifically researching the changes in traditional Jewish law in light of technology and the modern-day family. In addition he works at the Agricultural Research and Development Center, Volcani Institute, Israel. The work at the institute combines Joel’s interest in animals, hands-on labor, and agricultural research—vital to developing and developed countries.
In 2004, Joel won the Sadat Essay for Peace Competition sponsored by the University of Maryland, USA. Recently, he won the Rabbinic writing competition sponsored by Halichut Olam Institute for Jewish law research, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Joel studied for three years at Birkat Moshe Seminary and assisted in the publication of a scientific edition of Maimonides codex of Jewish law by Rabbi Isaac Shilat. He also was an editor for "Law, Society & Culture," the interdisciplinary law review of the Buchman Faculty of Law. The summer of 2012 Joel participated in the Buchman Faculty of Law student delegation to the Max Plank Institutes for Law at Hamburg and Heidelberg, Germany.
Joel is an environmental grassroots activist. He advocates in Israel and abroad for clean energy awareness and consumption. This past summer he volunteered with Environment California, campaigning for new regulations supporting clean solar energy.