Rabbi Elie K. Spitz

Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz has served as the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Israel in Tustin, California for more than a decade and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly Committee of Law and Standards. He is the author of many articles dealing with spirituality and Jewish law, and teaches the philosophy of Jewish law at the University of Judaism.

Articles by Rabbi Elie K. Spitz

Why Bury?

A three-part argument against an increasing trend, even among Jews, towards cremation instead of burial.

Immortality of the Soul

Though the survival of the soul after death is hinted at in the Hebrew Bible, it became an explicit doctrine only in the early centuries of the Common Era.