Rabbi Dalia Marx ’02, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR’s Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem, recently had her book, From Time to Time: Journeys in the Jewish Calendar (Yediot Sfarim, 2018, in Hebrew) published in Germany. The edition was translated and edited by Rabbi Ulrike Offenberg ’16, Ph.D., and was reviewed in the German-Jewish newspaper, Jüdische Algemaine, available here.
Time is fundamental to the human experience, but in Judaism it is even more—time is sanctified. Understanding the Jewish calendar is thus essential for fully comprehending Judaism. In From Time to Time, Rabbi Marx presents a fascinating exploration of the treasures of the Jewish year. The book artfully blends traditional and contemporary perspectives on each Hebrew month and its holidays. Rabbi Marx’s insights are paired with striking illustrations by Elad Lifshitz; each month also features a diverse selection of poetry and prayers. From Time to Time is a comprehensive, indispensable companion you will want to return to each season.
Rabbi Gesa Ederberg of the Jewish Community of Berlin reflects, “A unique perspective on the Jewish year. A wealth of sources and perspectives opens up pluralistic approaches for the holidays at home and in the synagogue.”
An English edition of From Time to Time is forthcoming, as is publication in Spanish in Argentina in April 2022.
Rabbi Marx earned her doctorate at the Hebrew University and her rabbinical 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.