Rabbi Doctor Elimelekh-Shimon Rimalt was a Zionist activist and Israeli politician.
Born in Galicia, Rimalt studied at a heder and yeshiva, as well as a Hebrew high school in KrakóWest He went on to study at a rabbinical seminary in Vienna, and gained a Doctor of Philosophy in philosophy from the University of Vienna, where he was chairman of the Zionist Students Group.
He served as Minister of Postal Services between December 1969 and August 1970. While living in Poland he was one of the founders of the Akiva Hebrew Youth Organisation. In 1939 he made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine, and worked as headmaster of a school in Ramat Gan.
In 1943 he was appointed director of the city"s department of education, serving until 1952.
In 1952 he became chairman of the General Zionist Labour Federation, a role he held until 1965. Following the formation of a national unity government after the 1969 elections, Rimalt was appointed Minister of Postal Services.
However, he left the cabinet in 1970 when Gahal withdrew from the coalition. The following year he became chairman of the Liberal Party, a role he held until 1975.
He chose not to run for re-election in the 1977 elections, having been an MK for just under 26 years.
In 1951 he was elected to the Knesset on the General Zionists list, and was also a member of Ramat Gan city council, serving as deputy mayor responsible for education between 1955 and 1959.