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-Jerusalem, becoming ordained in 1992. For some six years following his ordination he served as congregational rabbi, high school teacher and member of the executive at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa.
Michael Marmur’s Ph.D dissertation at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem was entitled Heschel’s Rhetoric of Citation: The Use of Sources in God in Search of Man. Rabbi Marmur has lectured and taught extensively in North America and Israel, and also in many parts of Western and Central Europe. He is married to Sarah Bernstein, and father to three children – Miriam, Nadav and Gaby.