Yitzchak Rabin Lodge: The Rabbi Michael Leigh Memorial Lecture – Rabbi Dr Michael Marmur
‘ Can you say human rights in Jewish?’
Dr. Michael Marmur is Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at HUC-JIR’s Taube Family Campus in 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. In recent years he has taught courses in Theology, Parashat Hashavuah, Homiletics, and Pluralistic Jewish Education..
Born and raised in England, Rabbi Marmur completed a BA Degree in Modern History at the University of Oxford before moving to Israel in 1984. While studying for an MA in Ancient Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he completed his studies in the Israel Rabbinic Program of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, being ordained in 1992. For six years following his ordination, he worked as rabbi and teacher at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa.
Rabbi Marmur has lectured and taught extensively in North America and Israel, and also in many parts of Western and Central Europe.
He is currently the Chair of the Board of Rabbis for Human Rights. He has published several popular and academic articles. He is the author of Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Sources of Wonder (University of Toronto Press, 2016) and co-editor, together with David Ellenson, of American Jewish Thought Since 1934.
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