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 Courage of Cowards

 

Approximately 15 years ago, I had a really sweet and cushy job. The job was easy. The hours very reasonable. The pay comfortable six figures. And, for people who did not know what the work environment was like, the job actually was quite prestigious. People begged me to help them get interviews there, to meet […]

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Not Strange at All: Mr. Trump Meets His Base

 

Luther Strange had entered the United States Senate temporarily, hand-picked by now-disgraced former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to sit in the seat that became vacant when Jeff Sessions left the upper legislative chamber to head the Justice Department. On Tuesday night, the rest of Alabama’s Republicans came out to make their own pick. In an […]

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Fourth Down and Long Yardage for the Soul of America

 

It no longer is about kneeling at the start of football games. Rather, it is about the soul of America. So many of us have not seen it slipping away, but it took President Donald Trump to call our attention, in his recent remarks about the National Football League (NFL), to the fight we now […]

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She Happened: It Took a Village to See Through Her

 

As a matter of full disclosure, I have not yet read Hillary Clinton’s latest opus, What Happened. I did, however, read Shattered. As for What Happened, I will wait for the movie. But here is the part of “[w]hat [h]appened” that the book reviewers have not all addressed. And this part is addressed to the […]

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The Pain of the Contemporary American Orthodox Jew

 

I am an Orthodox Jew and, besides also being an adjunct professor of law and having practiced complex business litigation for two decades at three of America’s most prominent national law firms, I also am an Orthodox rabbi of 35 years. More about that last one later. Five years ago, my synagogue needed access to […]

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A Flawed President Whose Pugnacious Divisiveness Uniquely Suits the Moment’s Need

 

Any fair assessment of our President is that he is flawed as a person. His sense of self much exceeds the norm. Some of his insults famously transcend those we associate with the meme “Politics Ain’t Beanbag.” On discrete occasions, he has disappointed staunch supporters by punctuating certain powerfully valid viewpoints with “facts” that are […]

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And Yet President Trump, in His Classically Inartful Way, Was Absolutely Right

 

I just did something fascinating. I just watched the President’s entire 14-minute impromptu news conference at Trump Tower on Monday that sparked all the latest barrage of anti-Trump screeds from the left media that will criticize him every day, no matter what he does, augmented by the “Never Trump” Republicans and neo-conservatives who will not […]

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