Dov Fischer

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an attorney and adjunct professor of law, is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, congregational rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California, and holds prominent leadership roles in several national rabbinic and other Jewish organizations. He has been Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and served for most of the past decade on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. His writings have appeared in the Weekly Standard, National Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, and Israel National News. Other of his writings are collected at www.rabbidov.com .

The Things Going On at the Gaza Border

 

Israel never should have left Gaza the way that Ariel Sharon abruptly and foolishly did. He was too full of himself — in more ways than one — and became persuaded by hubris that he alone had the vision. Certainly no one in Israel seriously wanted Gaza, but Ehud Barak already had shown how myopic […]

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Why I Am a Devoted Follower of Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Sanders, Several Lakers, LeBron James, and…

 

Now that Twitter has been closing down accounts held by conservatives, I think I am safe. I am a devoted follower of Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Sanders, several Lakers, LeBron James, and many others whose lives I thought I do not care about. First some words about some of these legends of whom I […]

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A Day at the FBI National Urgent Tipster Emergency Hot-Line Call Center

 

(Background Music): Tonight’s Episode: The Animal ACT I (Phone rings.) RECEPTIONIST (answering phone): Welcome. This is the FIB. (Indistinguishable voice speaking on other side of phone) RECEPTIONIST (again): Did I say FIB again? I gotta stop doing that. I’m sorry. Welcome. So this is the FBI. A Spin-Startin’ Production. (Indistinguishable voice speaking again on other […]

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When Do We Get to Talk About the Other Reasons?

 

It is hard for a great many people — and understandably so — to avoid thinking of “guns” instantly when we hear of a school shooting or other villainous attack against innocent people. And the chorus ensues: Why only in America? Yes, if we banned guns, there would be fewer deaths caused by guns. Indeed, […]

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Hey, Chuck, What the Hell Does McDonald’s Put in Its Cheeseburgers?

 

I am an Orthodox rabbi. Like all other Orthodox Jews, I observe the strict dietary laws of Kashrut (i.e., the kosher laws). Among those regulations are the rules set forth in the Torah at Leviticus 11, at 17:10-12, and at Deuteronomy 14:3-21. They are amplified by Talmudic law, which we Orthodox Jews believe include laws […]

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In Defense of Hillary, Comey, Schumer, and Pelosi

 

Joseph A great many Americans know the compelling story of Joseph and his brothers. Some know it well from their childhood Bible studies in synagogue, yeshiva, church, religious school — or even having had parents read Bible passages to them every night or weekend when they were growing up. Even more know the story presumably […]

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Thoughts for Opening a Serious DACA Discussion

 

Now that the Democrats, and their weakened Resistance during flu season, have caved and agreed to stop their much-ballyhooed Schumer Shutdown of the Federal Government, Republicans can look forward to continuing their assignment to lead America. Much is made, disingenuously, of the Republican “control of the Government” — the House of Representatives, the United States […]

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How to Know When Democrats Are Jerking Around

 

It was a very subtle gesture, lost amid all the media ballyhoo over the Great Government Shutdown. But in that small gesture, we find the Rosetta Stone that helps the astute observer define and interpret the deceitful language of Washington politics. And once again, the uncovered language reveals that the Democrats not only are jerking […]

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The Doctor and the Impatients: Navy Rear Admiral Jackson Enters the Media Hellhole

 

Weirdest thing. I had just come back from my first-ever treadmill stress test. Never had done such a thing before. They tape all these little squares on your chest, have you walk on the treadmill at 1.7 miles an hour at a certain incline, take your pulse and blood pressure, then increase the thing to […]

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Six Thoughts As We Re-Enter the Deep Hole of America’s Sordid Politics

 

I really hate this stuff. I am so sick of it, so disgusted by it. It is enough almost to get me thinking about watching football again. But the Year Without Football has been too sweet. So, energized by another weekend of seeing no one kneel in disrespect to my flag, here goes: 1. President […]

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