Joseph Frager, MD

Joseph Frager, MD

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Former First Vice President National Council of Young Israel, Chairman of the Executive Board of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, Executive Vice President Israel Heritage Foundation, Organizer of the Israel Day Concert in Central Park and Physician in practice over 40 years.

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No soldier left behind

It is vital to do everything possible to recover all soldiers dead or alive. Opinion.

No soldier left behind

One of the most Extraordinary Rabbis ever - Rabbi Dr. Moshe Dovid Tendler Z’TL

Rabbi Dr. Moshe Dovid Tendler was the perfect person to bridge the old and the new worlds into a harmonious whole

One of the most Extraordinary Rabbis ever - Rabbi Dr. Moshe Dovid Tendler Z’TL

Waking up in America

If the President soft gloves Iran like he did the Taliban and Iran goes nuclear it will be a knockout punch. Opinion.

Waking up in America

Congresswoman Kat Cammack gives hope to the future

Kat Cammack, a new congresswoman, hangs US and Israeli flags outside office, urges defending truth of Holocaust.

Congresswoman Kat Cammack gives hope to the future

The Esther Horgan story - Where is American Jewry?

Lack of outcry from American Jewry is part of the problem & the solution. Situation must be rectified before anyone else is hurt. Opinion.

The Esther Horgan story - Where is American Jewry?

American PTSD

The Republicans lost the moral high ground with the Capitol Break-in. The Democrats lost credibility with the latest impeachment. Opinion.

American PTSD

Yitzhak Shamir - revisited

Shamir was a legendary figure in Israel. He had many outstanding achievements. He was known as a “Rock”. He never wavered. Opinion.

Yitzhak Shamir - revisited

2020 hindsight

If 2020 was supposed to be a year of high visual acuity and clarity, it failed miserably. Opinion.

2020 hindsight

The National Council of Young Israel is leading the way

Young Israel has been at the forefront of every major development affecting the lives of Jews in America and abroad. Opinion.

The National Council of Young Israel is leading the way

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of Blessed Memory - The Rabbi’s Rabbi

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld reached the pinnacle of Rabbinical success on so many levels. Dr. Frager shares words in his memory.

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of Blessed Memory - The Rabbi’s Rabbi

Is Iran’s time running out?

The clock is ticking on Iran. With the targeted killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh the temperature rose by more than a few degrees. Opinion.

Is Iran’s time running out?

Gaining perspective as 2020 comes to a close

2020 was a most challenging & stressful year. It is up to all of us to recognize the problems and deal with them like mature adults.Opinion.

Gaining perspective as 2020 comes to a close

A song of gratitude

It is time for a song of thanks in gratitude for the events of last week. Op-ed.

A song of gratitude

The great American election heist of 2020

Voting is the life and blood of America. It should never be tampered with. Opinion.

The great American election heist of 2020

Sarah Huckabee Sanders - Stalwart heroine of the Trump years

Sarah Huckabee Sanders taught America how to behave. They have her to look up to. She is America’s heroine. Opinion.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders - Stalwart heroine of the Trump years

Orthodox Jewish Vote will help decide the 2020 election

Orthodox Jewry has a lot to be proud of. It is clear that they have a profound influence over a Presidential election. Opinion.

Orthodox Jewish Vote will help decide the 2020 election

Election season in full swing - One rising star: New Jersey’s Tom Kean

Tom Kean will guarantee that Israel and the Jewish People will be protected in Congress. Opinion.

Election season in full swing - One rising star: New Jersey’s Tom Kean

Trump guaranteeing future of America with nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

If Trump gets third conservative judge into Supreme Court, he will have fulfilled one of the major goals of his Presidency. Opinion.

Trump guaranteeing future of America with nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

Abraham Accords: Trump knows how to get a reaction

Will President Trump be given a second term? It is up to all friends of Israel to help make that a reality. Opinion.

Abraham Accords: Trump knows how to get a reaction

Say No to Sainthood for Pope Pius XII

History will show that Pope Pius XII was far from a Saint. Opinion.

Say No to Sainthood for Pope Pius XII

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel can help be a guiding light and hand. It is precisely the centralized authority we all need and seek. Opinion.

Time to fortify the Rabbanut

Gratitude & appreciation to President Trump and administration before the High Holy Days

We all thank you Mr. President. Four more years. You deserve at least that and so much more. Opinion.

Gratitude & appreciation to President Trump and administration before the High Holy Days

Who wants to relive the Obama years?

Joe Biden was part and parcel of the mayhem the Obama policies caused. Opinion.

Who wants to relive the Obama years?

Helen Freedman- a heroine of our people

Helen re-energized and lifted AFSI to great heights. She was a warrior, a true heroine. Opinion.

Helen Freedman- a heroine of our people

The expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif - a 15 year retrospective

The only way to insure that an expulsion will never happen again is to apply sovereignty now. Opinion.

The expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif - a 15 year retrospective

If there is a will there is a way - COVID-19 and School Openings

Each school district and even each school building has its own set of requirements and hazards. There will be starts and stops. Op-ed.

If there is a will there is a way - COVID-19 and School Openings

Covid 19, vaccines and the elections

The Pandemic will decide the election on November 3rd. The President’s handling of the crisis will be front and center. Opinion.

Covid 19, vaccines and the elections

Beinart’s dangerous delusion

The Beinart foray was meant to clear the decks so Joe Biden can “save the day”. Opinion.

Beinart’s dangerous delusion

Trump’s defining moment at Mount Rushmore

Pres. Trump is at his best when he travels the high road and stands on the high ground. He did that at Mount Rushmore on July 3rd. Opinion.

Trump’s defining moment at Mount Rushmore

Revisiting President Theodore Roosevelt

It is a shame and a disgrace that the Museum of Natural History in New York caved to the “cancel culture”. Opinion.

Revisiting President Theodore Roosevelt

Time for sovereignty now

Sovereignty can indeed provide the impetus and momentum for President Trump to triumph in November. Opinion.

Time for sovereignty now

America on fire

America is aflame and it is in trouble. It is time for both a Bible lesson and a History lesson. Opinion.

America on fire

'The Lancet' proves that politics can hurt medicine

During the Covid 19 Pandemic a few researchers decided that politics were allowed onto the hallowed ground of medical science. Opinion.

'The Lancet' proves that politics can hurt medicine

The race is on for the SARS-CoV2 vaccine

There is one option that can save the most people more quickly and less expensively than any other method. Opinion.

The race is on for the SARS-CoV2 vaccine

We need major league baseball more than ever

America is upside down right now. Major League Baseball could help fix that. Opinion.

We need major league baseball more than ever

The growing divide between Orthodox and Non-Orthodox in America

Non-Orthodox Jews in America have been in denial for too long, the Orthodox can save the other denominations if given opportunity. Opinion.

The growing divide between Orthodox and Non-Orthodox in America

The profound and inextricable bond between King David, Moshe Rabeinu & Shavuot

How does the celebration of Torah and the Anniversary of the Sinaitic Covenant relate to King David? An essential question for Shavuot.

The profound and inextricable bond between King David, Moshe Rabeinu & Shavuot

Daniel Pipes should know better

The only reason I could come up with as to why Daniel Pipes opposes “Sovereignty” is that he has joined the “anti-Trump” chorus. Opinion.

Daniel Pipes should know better

Weighing in on Conference of Presidents Chair-elect Dianne Lob

Conf. of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations shouldn't be led by former Chair. of the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. Opinion.

Weighing in on Conference of Presidents Chair-elect Dianne Lob

The Malki Roth story - justice still not done

Murderer of victim of the Sbarro suicide bombingis living it up in Jordan. I beseech King Abdullah to do the right thing. Opinion.

The Malki Roth story - justice still not done