Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, participated in “The Seventh International Bet Debora Conference of European Jewish Women, Activists, Academics, and Rabbis” from March 16-19 in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, near London, England. Professor Marx served as the key speaker during the opening session on the conference and delivered a lecture on “Changing Liturgy to Reflect the Changing Role of Women.”
"Liturgy is an important arena in which Jews struggle to find meaning in their lives," stated Rabbi Marx. "Gender related issues are not an exception. We will not and cannot be gender blind. Indeed, we cannot hope to achieve total gender balance or inclusion in the liturgy, but we must remain gender conscious, in order to promote greater equality."