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

      The Synagogue and the Study House

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

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Babylonian Exile

      The Temple's destruction, the transfer of leadership to Babylon, and the Persian return to Israel reflect the larger political conflicts of the ancient world.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      The Birth of the Good Inclination

      In rabbinic texts, the distinction between childhood and young adulthood is the birth of the yetzer hatov, the good inclination.


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