Dr. Dalia Marx Granted Tenure at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jerusalem

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dr. Dalia Marx, Associate Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, has been granted tenure at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, as of July 1, 2015.

“Dr. Marx is ranked among scholars for some of the most contributions to her field which have been made in the last decade,” stated Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost. “She is among the first rank of scholars of liturgy, prolific and innovative, and brings great honor to HUC-JIR.”

Dr. Marx specializes in Rabbinics and Liturgy and teaches in the Israel Rabbinical Program and Year-In-Israel Program at HUC-JIR’s Jerusalem Campus, as well as at several academic institutions in Israel and Europe.  Marx, tenth generation of her family in Jerusalem, earned her doctorate at the Hebrew University and her rabbinical ordination at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem and Cincinnati. She is involved in various research projects and is active in promoting liberal Judaism in Israel. Marx writes for academic and popular journals and publications.

She is the author of When I Sleep and when I Wake: On Prayers between Dusk and Dawn (Yediot Sfarim 2010, in Hebrew),  A Feminist Commentary of the Babylonian Talmud (Mohr Siebeck, 2013, in English), and the co-editor of several books.

Marx lives in Jerusalem with her husband Rabbi Roly Zylbersztein, Ph.D., and their three children. 

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