Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz is an engineer by training and has rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Pirchei Shoshanim. He recently finished his role as the Chief Rabbi of Uruguay after almost 4 years on the job. He was born in New York and lived as a child in Caracas, Venezuela and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he learned both Spanish and Portuguese. Rabbi Spitz is a graduate of Yeshiva University and received his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. His first job was as a nuclear engineer in Raytheon’s Advanced Technology group. Thereafter he held technical, managerial and executive positions in a number of businesses and industries. He has published dozens of biblical fiction stories and biblical analysis based on ancient, medieval and contemporary sources. He’s been exploring and researching biblical stories and archeological findings for over two decades.
For some more detail, see: A Short Autobiography of Chief Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz