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Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.
by | Oct 1, 2022

Although I disclosed in my last article in The American Spectator that I had a serious health matter pulling me away from writing regularly — in the meantime, temporarily, just for a limited time only — I chose then not to elaborate….

by | Aug 28, 2022

A newcomer to town attended daily Mincha minyan (Judaism’s mandatory afternoon prayers) at his shul but mysteriously always would rush away a few minutes later, right before the Maariv (mandatory evening services) would begin. Members of the congregation bad-mouthed him…

by | Aug 4, 2022

Nearly three weeks ago, I wrote of the saddest period in the annual Jewish calendar. This Saturday night and Sunday will mark the apex of tragedy. It is the Ninth Day of the Hebrew month of Av — better known…

by | Jul 21, 2022

Democrats have been in conniptions ever since Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump, carefully abiding by the letter of the law, changed the direction of the United States Supreme Court. After a series of rulings overturning Roe v. Wade, enhancing gun…

by | Jul 17, 2022

Abu Mazen (also known as “Mahmoud Abbas,” the octogenarian Arab terrorist in a suit) just met with Joe Biden. Abu Mazen has been leading the “Palestinian Authority” in Judea and Samaria ever since Arafat died. Besides being a terrorist, Abu…

by | Jul 13, 2022

First, a total non sequitur about British food. It is remarkable that a nation of such historic consequence has contributed so little to cuisine except for fish and chips. On any given night, people are saying things like “I’m really…

by | Jul 10, 2022

There are approximately one million Orthodox Jews in the United States. The main group of Orthodox rabbis speaking on public policy matters is Coalition for Jewish Values. It speaks for 2,000 — two thousand — American rabbis. The largest collegial…

by | Jul 6, 2022

Because my several thousand readers in The American Spectator seem mostly to be devout Christians (although rumor has it that Jews read me, too, as do agnostics and even anti-Semites), I present herein more universal thoughts rather than purely Judaic…

by | Jul 3, 2022

Now let me be certain I understand this correctly: 1. Women whom we used to call “Soccer Moms” now are White suburban Karens who register as Independents. 2. She/Her/Hers. 3. In plural: They/Their /Theirs. 4. Not to be confused with…

by | Jun 26, 2022

PART ONE: PHONIES AND HYPOCRITES Show me a “pro-choice” demonstrator, and 95 (or more) out of 100, I am looking at someone who: – Opposes allowing parents the free choice to utilize their government school vouchers for their unaborted children…

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