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 Way of the Gentiles

      The prohibition against non-Jewish practices, might relate to the practices of ancient Egypt, Canaan or the social and philosophical ways of non-Jews today.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      "Whose Leaves Do Not Wither"

      In Jewish sources, the leaf is a metaphor for the fragility and durability of life.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Kitniyot: Not Quite Hametz

      Although rice, millet, corn, and legumes are not among the five prohibited grains on Passover, Jews of European origin have traditionally avoided them during the holiday.


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