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Dov Fischer
Dov Fischer
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 | Jun 15, 2019

A person contemplates a business deal. The negotiators get very clever, sly — trying to maximize the deal’s value and minimize their taxes. It happens all the time. Some really weird, crazy ideas come out. “Hey, do you think we…

by | Jun 14, 2019

She is so excruciatingly, insufferably, painfully stupid, shallow, pandering, desperate, and without ethics. Kirsten Gillibrand. United States Senator from New York. Candidate for 2020 Democrat Presidential nomination. Dolt. She was not initially on my radar. I follow the news like…

by | Jun 5, 2019

It is The Season of Grading. Twice annually, I am obliged lovingly to hunker down and grade some hundred or so law school final exams. My students consistently prove to be deeply serious-minded and know the expectations, so they produce…

by | Jun 2, 2019

Oh, Rep. Justin Amash, Republican of Michigan, wants the President impeached? Oh. Wow! But, uh, who exactly is Justin… a Rash? Like, really. Who is this character? Beto O’Rourke with the ear hairs still inserted? Indeed — who are these characters and circus clowns who show up…

by | May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller opted to make a nine-minute formal statement as he was closing down his office and retiring from the Department of Justice. In his statement reviewing his two-year, $35 million-dollar investigation into whether the Trump…

by | May 29, 2019

The world is crazy. I guess it always has been. Always will be. When a supervisor calls an underling “mediocre” on a job performance annual review, that is a brutal insult, although the word actually means “average.” If it is…

by | May 24, 2019

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. He said it in his previous State of the Union address, and he reiterated it on Wednesday. It is absolutely impossible for a serious doer, someone who gets things done excellently and on time,…

by | May 23, 2019

The Goal of Life Should Be to Improve One’s Soul, to Become a Better Person. Although I am a political junkie and, going back to my early teens, always have been, this generation often makes me rue ever having taken…

by | May 19, 2019

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) accused Israel of hypnotizing the world. That lie, which seems to have permeated the Somali Muslim community, initially outraged Democrats no less than it did Republicans. If Israel is so good at hypnotizing the world, why does…

by | May 17, 2019

In Major League Baseball, teams are limited to 25 players. (The number increases next year to 26.) To keep track of the athletes for the fans watching the game, the players wear uniforms with numbers. Babe Ruth famously wore number…

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