Articles By Jeffrey Spitzer

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    Jeffrey Spitzer is Chair of the Department of Talmud and Rabbinics at Gann Academy, The New Jewish High School, Waltham, Mass., and a member of the Institute's Tichon Fellows Program.


    • MJL Author Article 40

      Shema as a Love Story

      The three paragraphs of the Shema can be interpreted allegorically by connecting each of the three paragraphs to a different stage of a growing, loving relationship.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      The Non-Jew in Jewish Law

      Rabbinic authorities have used different arguments to redress inequities in the way halakhah treats non-Jews.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      The Synagogue and the Study House

      These two institutions reflect the dynamism and the tensions in late antique Jewish society.


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