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

      Providing What is Lacking

      Jewish texts on social justice describe the tension between providing what is needed and providing what is affordable.

    • MJL Author Article 41

      Eating Matzah At the Seder

      The bread of poverty has a rich history in Rabbinic literature.

    • MJL Author Article 42

      Israel as Estranged Wives and Widows

      The metaphor of Israel as the wife of God receives several potent and shocking midrashic reinterpretations as the rabbis reflect on Israel's suffering and persecution.


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