Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer

Surviving a foolish Dvar Torah

Cheering Vashti and pitying Esther? A foolish misreading of the Megillah story by a woman rabbi in an Open Orthodox congregation tries to make it into a feminist narrative., 3/1/2018, 11:41 PM

What a fabulous time to shake up Israel’s government!

Bibi should get a T-shirt that says: “Ehud Barak did favors for Marc Rich / Obama got a $300,000 discount on a house / His wife got a $300,000 “Job” / And all I got were some crummy cigars and champagne.” , 2/19/2018, 12:22 PM

The Orthodox Union isolates the final four

The four extreme-left organizations in the OU fold are the end of a trend that once did not have to be discussed, because it was not imaginable. , 2/7/2018, 7:10 AM

It's OK to deport

Under the oh-so-liberal Obama and the Democrats, more than 3,000,000 infiltrators were deported.  Yes, more than three million!, 2/5/2018, 6:49 AM

Trump's doctor and the impatients

Navy Rear Admiral Jackson enters the media mud pit to announce that Pres. Trump is healthy., 1/19/2018, 2:31 PM

40 years of Democrats defaming the IQ of Republican presidents

Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and now Donald Trump are all briliant men painted as stupid by the media. And it is impossible to counter that canard elegantly., 1/9/2018, 7:25 AM

The pain of the contemporary Orthodox Jew

The groundbreaking Pew survey of American Jews found four years ago that, in a few short decades, Orthodox Jews will comprise the majority of Jews in New York. But media reports typically ignore them, painting almost all Jews as liberal., 9/10/2017, 11:57 AM

Pres. Trump, in his classically inartful way, was absolutely right

When the President of the United States rightly excoriated law-breakers and thugs on all sides of a street conflagration, he came in for a torrent of media abuse, forcing even level-headed bystanders to take cover., 8/19/2017, 11:53 PM

Expanding Qalqilya is a lame-brained idea that can cost lives

If politicans within the Government of Israel think they will win world acclaim and applause in Israel or abroad by doubling or tripling the terrorist stronghold of Qalqiliya, they are amazingly naïve. Don't just freeze the plan, kill it., 7/13/2017, 10:46 AM

The Reform Movement came late to the party

They will learn to live with it, just as we Modern Orthodox/ srugim (of the knitted kippot) live with and still passionately love Israel even after Gush Katif and even though many of us wish the Chief Rabbinate sometimes were more oriented towards us, 6/28/2017, 1:07 PM

On nukes, liars, obstructocrats and phonies: Making SCOTUS great again

Judge Gorsuch' sin: He believes the Constitution says and means what its authors, our Founding Fathers, meant for it to say and mean — and not what some liberal judge 240 years later would prefer it say and mean. , 4/7/2017, 5:12 PM

Healthcare - all for the best

The media will make it a bad weekend for the GOP, but then a new week starts. The flaws in the first iteration of replacing Obamacare will be fixed, but they need more time and more negotiating. Meanwhile, Obamacare will implode on its own, 3/26/2017, 7:00 AM

Trump and his team know exactly what they are doing

Trump and his people know exactly what they are doing, and they are doing it the only way it can be done in the post-Obama environment. Pravda, USA won't let you know that., 2/2/2017, 10:23 PM

Open letter to US Treasury Sec.Jack Lew, Haim Saban and PM Netanyahu

Three men who will be judged by Jewish history. The question is, will each miss his moment of history or seize it?, 12/29/2016, 11:30 AM

Why this Orthodox Rabbi supports Trump

I am going to vote for the candidate that protects the Constitution and makes America what it can be - and was., 10/27/2016, 2:09 AM

Further thoughts on the conversion mess

The Torah community simply is trying to implement safeguards to bring order out of chaos. , 7/31/2016, 12:22 PM

I think I understand Trump

Who is Trump counting on in the elections - and why., 7/23/2016, 10:45 PM

Thoughts on the Conversion mess

R. Haskel Lookstein’s conversions, Ivanka Trump’s halakhic status, demands by “Open Orthodox” rabbis for Israel to recognize their private decentralized conversions, wildcat actions of outlier rabbis - and the unity of the Jewish People. , 7/13/2016, 11:24 PM

The religious Left’s war against normative Orthodox Judaism

Usual suspects and usual subjects., 12/14/2015, 9:53 PM

The Beauty of It All: Obama Does Not Matter

Since Obama's Reign of Error began, the Jewish population in Yesha has risen significantly. And it continues to rise., 4/1/2015, 8:41 AM

No to Uman

There has to be an end to the meshugas of going to Uman., 9/19/2014, 6:12 AM

Remember How this Mess Began

It all started with Sharon's "Disengagement" - from reality., 7/22/2014, 7:35 AM

Protecting Israel From the Tragedy of American Jewry

An extraordinary breakthrough has been made to assure the sanctity of the Jewish Nation: On the importance of Parallel Centralized Rabbinical Certifications of Jewishness., 1/19/2014, 7:55 PM