Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer

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

The OU joins RCA, Young Israel and Aguda on women clergy

It is unanimous among Orthodox American Jews: Orthodox Judaism is eternal and does not change to accommodate passing trends., 2/8/2017, 12:30 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

After AIPAC: Voting in November

Whomever the Republicans put up in July gets my vote in November. To vote for Hillary would be incomprehensible., 3/23/2016, 11:02 PM

The state of American Jews: The best of times, the worst of times

it would seem that American Jews, whose doctors once could not gain admittance privileges at prestigious hospitals, who could not gain admittance into alumni and fraternal societies or country clubs, never have had it better.  So it would seem., 3/14/2016, 11:13 PM

A view from America: The US presidential election - so far

Don't believe the US media - they portrayed Begin as Hitler.A cogent analysis of the US presidential candidates positions and chances. And a must read., 3/12/2016, 7:33 PM

The religious Left’s war against normative Orthodox Judaism

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

The RCA’s response to movements altering Halakhic practices and values

Until Christian denominations began ordaining women, even the Jewishly non-halakhic Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism groups never ordained women. , 11/30/2015, 4:07 PM

When Words Matter

Thanks to the Zivotovsky decision, we are guaranteed at least five more years of intractable stalemate, probably more., 6/10/2015, 12:40 PM

Conservatives, Polling, and Political Correctness

The polls and surveys were totally wrong in the Senate, Israeli and UK elections. The reason may be the intimidating politically correct climate., 5/14/2015, 1:31 AM

Tazria-Metzora: Biblical Leprosy and Us

This Torah portion packs a message for changing one's life., 4/17/2015, 8:36 AM

The Two State Solution: It is Never Going to Happen

A “Two-State Solution” is a “Final Solution.” Look at the pictures. We Jews do not do so well with other people’s Final Solutions for us., 4/8/2015, 12:16 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

On Obama: There are Only Five Hours Left to the Fast

We have him all figured out now and not that long to go., 3/27/2015, 7:47 AM

Conservative "Marranos" and the Absurd Charge of Racism

Americans, including journalists who have no conceptual understanding of how to differentiate between light and darkness, hear the Prime Minister of Israel make a campaign appeal, and the next day they call him racist., 3/22/2015, 7:58 AM

Netanyahu’s Speech Strengthened Israel-US Relations

The "pundits" have it all wrong, as usual., 3/3/2015, 9:20 PM

Netanyahu Must Absolutely Make that Speech

Not to worry about whether Obama will hate Bibi even more and be even more mixed on Israel. There is no “more” that he can hate Bibi, and Obama cannot be worse to Israel than he is because, for reasons beyond his control, he is as bad as he can be. , 2/11/2015, 6:03 AM

The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

There is no question that Orthodox conversion standards in the US, adopted by the RCA and validated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in a magnificent agreement this past summer, have brought sanity and order out of chaos. , 11/11/2014, 6:33 AM

On Conversion to Judaism

The compromise Conversion Law is to be on the Cabinet's agenda tomorrow. The article below lists crucial principles for Orthodox conversion. , 11/1/2014, 8:51 PM

No to Uman

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

It' s Time for Zionists to Become Offensive

Zionism is not offensive, but we should go on the offensive. For one thing, we should BDS right back at them. , 9/11/2014, 12:03 AM

What is UNRWA Doing in Gaza?

How does it make sense? And American taxpayers would go through the roof and under the tunnels of Hamas Gaza if they had a clue where their taxes were going, while Arab oil-exporting countries contribute less than the cost of a shul Kiddush., 8/20/2014, 5:41 AM

Crying "Ceasefire" in a Crowded Military Theater

Most Israelis do not know John Kerry as well as we Americans do., 8/4/2014, 8:02 AM

Remember How this Mess Began

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

Invasion - the American Way

America would invade and take down the government., 7/18/2014, 8:30 AM

Sadness and Rage

We cannot ignore the real responsibility for the murders, nor should we leave things as they are., 7/7/2014, 3:30 PM

The War Against the Rabbinical Council of America

Readers outside America may not realize what is unfolding in the United States Jewish community - and they should, because the results will affect them., 3/8/2014, 9:53 PM

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

Open Orthodoxy's Real Victims: Good Enough isn't Enough

Open Orthodoxy caused much anguish to unsuspecting converts who did not realize they were not mainstream Orthodoxy., 1/9/2014, 11:20 AM