Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash

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school/program: Jerusalem-Based Programs
academic field: Contemporary Jewish Studies, Rabbinics and Liturgy
campus: Jerusalem

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., is the Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR’s Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem, and teaches in various academic institutions in Israel and Europe.

Marx, a tenth generation Jerusalemite, earned her doctorate at the Hebrew University and her rabbinic ordination at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem and Cincinnati in 2002. 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.

Marx is the lead editor of the Israeli Reform siddur, Tfillat HaAdam (2020). Her book From Time to Time: Journeys in the Jewish Calendar (Yeditos Sfarim 2018), was translated to several languages, and is available in English from the CCAR Press.

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), About Time: Journeys in the Jewish-Israeli Calendar (Yediot Sfarim, 2018, in Hebrew) and the co-editor of a few books. See Marx’s website.

Marx lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Roly Zyblersztein, Ph.D. They have three children.

1) “Liturgical Responses to Catastrophe: A Preliminary Outline”, an online Lecture on at the Oxford Summer Institute on Modern & Contemporary Judaism https://www.ochjs.ac.uk/academic-seminars/oxford-summer-institute-on-modern-contemporary-judaism/

2) 9th of Av panel with Rabbi Naftaly Rothenberg (Orthodox) and Rabbi Yisrael Gilles (Ultra-Orthodox)

3) Presentation at the Rosh Ha-Shanah for the animals, organized by Richard Schwarz

4) “Ushpizin and Ushpizot”, The National Library lectures online series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-CCzn6jKyQ.

5) Lecture for the public – Jerusalem district schools principles on the hidden layers of the Jewish year structure

6) Lecture for a national workshop of CET (Center for Educational Technology), for teachers of Jewish studies

7) An online lecture for the Conservative Rabbis of Latin-America on Tfillat Ha-Adam, the new Israeli Reform Siddur

8) Novi-God as an Israeli Celebration?, Limmud FSU

9) The Kaddish in the Israeli Society, Yad Ben Zvi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNCbd4oD2lc&t=801s

10) Shir Ha-Shirim, 929 Project (an on-line session) https://youtu.be/t-yZwDkU7fY

11) The Israel museum and Beit Avi-Chai series “Not Only the Torah Portion”

  1. King Solomon (Parashat Trumah’s Haftara) with Ariel Tishbi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MJKbMhaYS4
  2. Leadership, Rites of Passage and Joshua (Parashat Mishpatim’s Haftarah), with Yael Eshel https://youtu.be/f7KuJOg5eCY

12) The Shortest Chapter in the Bible (Ps. 117), the conclusion of the second 929-project cycle

13) Crush Courses with the students of Geiger College and Frankel College (Germany)

  1. The Liturgy of Sukkot and Shavuot, February
  2. The Liturgy of Yom Ha-Kippurim

14) “Tfillat Ha-Adam in the Context of Israeli Prayerbooks,” the Christian-Jewish Liturgist workshop

15) Moderation of Bereshit Yaldah, Rabbi Orna Piltz book launching

16) “Liturgical Creativity and Traditionalism in the Reform Movement,” Hartman Institution’s Rabbinic Program

17) “When the Bible Meets the Year Cycle”, lecture for teachers in a 929 series

18) “What’s in A Number: The Number Seven and the Sabbatical Year” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_EuTEvkBtg

19) When and why the Kaddish Became the Prayer of the Mourners” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogEqpQjm1lc

20) “Shabbat Ha-Gadol” with Prof. Ruhama Weiss in Kan: Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation April 8th https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLPGaWwR_60

21) Launching of my book Durch das Jüdische Jahr in Berlin

22) Launching of Durch das Jüdische Jahr in Leipzig

23) “The Kaddish and its Role in Mourning,” in Bereaved But Still Me Podcast https://spreaker.page.link/r8aA1iPSX4fDq1uV6

24) “Reform Liturgy”, Beit Hillel’s project for communal rabbis

25) Megillat Ha’atzmaut at the Egalitarian Kotel, May 1st, https://youtu.be/WZvjaqY-VK8

26) Tikkun Shavuot, Gordon’s College https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=693914845033879

27) “The Evolving Role of Women in Jewish Ritual”, A lecture with Efrat Asaf-Shapira, at the Israel Museum International Council

28) “The Old Eretz Yisrael Rite,” with Prof. Avigdor Shinan at the IMPJ Biennial

29) Launching of the Beer Sheva University book about the Reform Movement (Prof. Ofer Schiff and Elazar Ben-Loulu, eds.) at the IMPJ biennial

30) Festive session on Tfillat Ha-Adam, the Israeli Reform Siddur, IMPJ Biennial

31) Beit Avi-Chai’s “Seder Boker”

  1. Introduction to High Holiday Liturgy https://youtu.be/TpOPJmB_VT0
  2. Avinu Malkenu https://youtu.be/MDfFymDTMbo
  3. The Tashlikh Ceremony https://youtu.be/aITPwN-AIa4
  4. Kol Nidrei https://youtu.be/ScD9UtcPTc0
  5. The Vidduy (The Confession) https://youtu.be/Cs93kKtz8gQ
  6. The Yom Kippur Seder Ha-Avodah https://youtu.be/5zV4WcskEPY

32) Teaching in Anan Kvodekha (The Cloud of Your Glory) Talmud Daf Yomi Project

  1. Sukkah 19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KtpFsU_B4I
  2. Sukkah 46 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BMqcg1tP-4

iii. Ta’anit 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukcr-3fHF54

  1. Ta’anit 23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRQFQpkivo4
  2. Megillah 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ01RayivMY&t=238s
  3. Moed Qatan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6_jygsP6pY

vii. Hagigah 16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KauuyLXKYto

viii. Yevamot 14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNSMRheFK3c

  1. Yevamot 41 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkyn_AbRpB4
  2. Yevamot 76 https://youtu.be/8nBdkDMAvzk
  3. Yevamot 98 https://youtu.be/nghXCqJz_g8


33) Series of 6 study sessions about the Jewish yearly cycle events at the Dormition Abbey Theologisches Studienjahr in Jerusalem

34) 2 lectures at the Studium in Israel, an annual program of the German Protestant Church in Israel (on Purim, March 7th, and Shavuot, May 23rd)

35) “The Many Layers of Sukkot” on KAN English

Introduction to Liturgy

Liturgy I

Life Cycle Liturgy and Rituals

Beit Midrash


Ph.D., The Hebrew University, 2005

Rabbinic Ordination, HUC-JIR, 2002