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12 augustus 2022 | 15 Av 5782

Overlijdensbericht

Overlijdensbericht

Rabbijn Dow Marmur is op hoge leeftijd afgelopen week overleden, Hij werd maandag 18 juli op Har Hamenoechot in Jeroesjalajiem begraven.

Rabbijn Marmur was een van de grote inspiratoren van het Progressieve Jodendom in de wereld. Hij was senior rabbijn van de Holy Blossom Tempel in Canada, Toronto, en de grote en invloedrijke Reform Synagogue, the North Western Reform Synagogue (Alyth Gardens) in Londen. Hij maakte alija naar Israël en was tijdens zijn leven als geen ander actief in the World Union for Progressive Judaism WUPJ, als President. Hieronder kunt u een in memoriam lezen van onze Engelse zusterorganisatie Reform Judaism. Rabbijn Marmur zal enorm gemist worden door Liberale Joden in de hele wereld.

Moge zijn ziel zijn opgenomen in de bundel van het Eeuwige leven.

Menno ten Brink

 

One of the most prominent figures in the British Reform movement post-War, Rabbi Dow Marmur, died in Israel on Sunday July 17th, at the age of 87.

Born in Galicia, south-east Poland in 1935, he and his family were sent to Siberia by the Soviets after the Union but escaped to Uzbekhistan in 1941, where he sold soap on the streets.

Moving to Sweden, he met Fredzia, his wife of 66 years, and joined the Israeli legation. Encouraged to study at Leo Baeck College in London, he enrolled a year after its foundation and was ordained in 1962.

His rabbinic career began at South-West Essex Reform Synagogue, where he spent seven years before moving to North-Western Reform Synagogue (Alyth) and becoming its senior rabbi three years later.

There, said the former president of Reform Judaism Rabbi Tony Bayfield, he “transformed the community into a powerhouse of British Reform, his influence extending far beyond the walls of Alyth.”

He was the “first British Reform rabbi to embrace Jewish day schooling”, whose support led to the first Progressive Jewish school in the UK, Akiva.

His six books included Beyond Survival: Reflections on the Future of Judaism and The Star of Return, a theology of Israel.

In 1983, he moved to North America as senior rabbi of the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto and in 2000 he and Fredzia went to Israel, where he became president of the World Union of Progressive Judaism.

He “established British Reform as uncompromising in its intellectuality and seriousness of theology,” Rabbi Bayfield said. “A man of great kindness and assiduous in his pastoral work, he nevertheless had no truck with those who would trivialise Judaism or set the bar of Jewish life too low.

“Rabbi Dow Marmur was a truly great man. He was my rabbinic father and I feel totally bereft.”

17 July 2022 | 18 Tamuz 5782
 


 

 
״איש אשר רוח אלוהים בו״ (בראשית מ״א ל״ח)
״ומצא חן ושכל טוב בעיני אלוהים ואדם״ (משלי ג׳ ד׳)
“A man with the divine spirit” Genesis 41:38.
"...Found favor and good understanding in the eyes of God and humankind." Proverbs 3:4.
 
 
Baruch Dayan HaAmet
 
The Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism mourns the passing of our rabbi, teacher and dear friend
 
Rabbi Dow Marmur
 
We send our heartfelt condolences to his beloved wife Fredzia, devoted children Viveca, Rabbi Michael and Sarah, Elizabeth and Anthony and his grandchildren who will always be Rabbi Dow's “strength of strengths” and “heart of his heart”.
 
The funeral will take place tomorrow, Monday, July 18, 22 at 6:30 PM at Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem.
 
The family will be sitting Shiva in Rabbi Michael Marmur's home at 6/9 Walter Abels Street in Jerusalem - except for Thursday morning.
 
Visiting hours: 8:00-13:00 and 16:00-21:00.
Morning services at 8:00
Micha and Ma'ariv 19:15

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