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Mark H. Levin

Rabbi Mark H. Levin is Founding Rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas. He was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1976, and served Beth Torah for 26 years until his retirement in 2014 to write this book.

The innovative idea of intertextuality in the Jewish prayer book (siddur)  underlying Praying the Bible resulted from Rabbi Levin's 2001 Doctor of Hebrew Union Letters dissertation (DHL) for which he studied with Prof. Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD, as well as Professors Norman Cohen, PhD and Richard Sarason, PhD of HUC-JIR New York and Cincinnati.

Rabbi Levin has taught these ideas in his shabbat morning rabbinics class at Congregation Beth Torah for over a decade, as well as teaching both locally and nationally as a visiting scholar. He is available as a scholar-in-residence to discuss Biblical quotations in the siddur and mahzor. 

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