Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.,  is an associate professor of liturgy and midrash at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and teaches in various academic institutions in Israel and Europe. Marx, a 10th-generation Jerusalemite, earned a doctorate at the Hebrew University and was ordined by HUC-JIR. She is involved in various research projects and is active in promoting liberal Judaism in Israel. Marx has authored several books, and also writes for academic and popular journals and publications. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband Rabbi Roly Zylbersztein, Ph.D., and their three children.

Women and Gender in the Israeli Reform Haggadah

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.
April 20, 2016

When two colleagues and I created the Israeli Reform haggadah in 2009, we were well aware of the tension between the significant role of women in the Passover story and the relatively little written about them in the haggadah. Because invisible lines of connection bind seder participants to the history of the Jewish people and to the traditions of individual families, ethnic groups, and their own personal heritage, we felt compelled to make the haggadah gender inclusive and to incorporate the stories of women from throughout Jewish history and today.

Sh'ma Israel

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.
One cannot overestimate the importance Sh'ma Yisrael has in Jewish heritage throughout the generations.