Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Jewish Theology

Contact Information

school/program: Jerusalem-Based Programs
academic field: Philosophy/Theology
campus: Jerusalem

Michael Marmur is Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. Until July 2018 he served as the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at HUC-JIR, having previously been Dean of the Jerusalem campus. After some 20 years in administrative capacities, he now concentrates his energies on teaching and writing. 

Born and raised in England, Rabbi Marmur completed a B.A. Degree in Modern History at the University of Oxford before moving to Israel in 1984. While studying for an M.A. in Ancient Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he completed his studies in the Israel Rabbinic Program of HUC-JIR in Jerusalem, and was ordained in 1992. For six years following his ordination, he worked as rabbi and teacher at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa. He has been an employee of HUC-JIR since 1997. 

Michael Marmur served for three years as Chair of the Board of Rabbis for Human Rights, and is still a member of its Board. He has lectured and taught courses in several countries around the world.  

Judaism and Human Rights

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Jewish Thought in North America and Israel

New Jewish Thought

Parashat Hashavua (Weekly Portion)

Teaching Prayer

Personal Theology

Form and Content in Jewish Thought

American Jewish Thought

American Jewish Thought Compared With Israeli Jewish Thought


Jewish Responses to Modernity

Chosen People in Modern Jewish Thought

Abraham Joshua Heschel