Joseph Frager, MD

Joseph Frager, MD

Columnist

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.

News by Joseph Frager, MD

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

Covid-19: Getting back on our feet

President Trump has been an admirable Commander in Chief in the middle of a raging and unpredictable war. Opinion.

Covid-19: Getting back on our feet

Not all doom and gloom all the time

There are signs of hope and a light at the end of the tunnel. Opinion.

Not all doom and gloom all the time

Trump and Netanyahu have shown the way

Both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu are doing as much as is humanly possible in wake of the coronavirus. Opinion

Trump and Netanyahu have shown the way

Time for introspection and prayer

The world is right now in a twilight zone. It is surreal. The COVID-19 virus is bringing us all back together. Opinion.

Time for introspection and prayer

War on coronavirus can unite us

Coronavirus has brought us all down to earth again. The more we work as a team, the more people will live. It is that simple. Opinon.

War on coronavirus can unite us

The long term damage of Bernie Sanders. Opinion

Bernie Sanders does not represent the Jewish People and never will.

The long term damage of Bernie Sanders. Opinion

Thoughts on Coronavirus-Covid-19

With proper attention to detail, preventative measures outlined and early detection - we can overcome. Opinon.

Thoughts on Coronavirus-Covid-19

Apathy is unacceptable in the upcoming World Zionist Congress election

The Orthodox have failed to grasp the enormity of the election facing them in the World Zionist Congress. It's time to wake up! Opinion.

Apathy is unacceptable in the upcoming World Zionist Congress election

Sinem Tezyapar: A case of profound injustice. Opinion.

Sinem Tezyapar was imprisoned for her beliefs & her ability to speak out. Western World cannot turn its eyes away from this grave injustice.

Sinem Tezyapar: A case of profound injustice. Opinion.

Why Jews have reason to fear in America

Opinion: Much of the rhetoric that is feeding the present day anti-Semitism is coming from the Left.

Why Jews have reason to fear in America

President Trump wades into Israeli-Arab Conflict

President Trump's realistic approach ultimately will be the one that will work. Opinion.

President Trump wades into Israeli-Arab Conflict

Auschwitz - 75 Years after Liberation-Have the Lessons Sunk In?

With the steep rise of Anti-Semitism around the globe, one wonders if the lessons of Auschwitz actually have sunk in or been lost. Opinion.

Auschwitz - 75 Years after Liberation-Have the Lessons Sunk In?

Time to annex the Jordan Valley

Prime Minister Netanyahu should carry out his campaign promise of September 2019. Opinion.

Time to annex the Jordan Valley

Iran Has Been Served Notice

With targeted assassination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, Trump administration has put Iran on notice'. Opinion

Iran Has Been Served Notice

Netanyahu’s primary victory is good news for Trump

Why Netanyahu's decisive victory over challenger Gideon Sa'ar in the Likud leadership election bodes well for President Trump. Opinion.

Netanyahu’s primary victory is good news for Trump

Opinion: A must win for Bibi

The Likud Primary this week is critical. It is a must win for Bibi. Jewish survival depends upon it.

Opinion: A must win for Bibi

Boris Johnson’s victory spells doom for the Democrats

Boris Johnson's sweeping Conservative win over Labour in the UK bodes ill for the Democrats' bid to defeat Trump in 2020. Opinion.

Boris Johnson’s victory spells doom for the Democrats

Trump impeachment highlights America's broken education system

'Testimony' of jurists called to weigh in on impeachment inquiry prove once again that education in America is in decline. Opinion.

Trump impeachment highlights America's broken education system

Finally a Democratic Congressional candidate to get behind

Opinion: Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is running against AOC, has shown his support for the Jewish People on many occasions.

Finally a Democratic Congressional candidate to get behind

Trump's Mideast shakeup led to takeout of Al-Baghdadi

This was a week when America should have cheered and applauded the President, not proceed with a doom and gloom impeachment process.

Trump's Mideast shakeup led to takeout of Al-Baghdadi

Time to give Liberman a bear hug

Israel needs a strong right-wing government to deal with critical issues - hopefully, cool heads will prevail.

Time to give Liberman a bear hug

Freedom for Venezuela

Opinion: It is in the interests of the free world to make sure we get to the finish line on this vital mission.

Freedom for Venezuela

Jason Greenblatt deserves our thanks

Like all greats, Jason is going out on top.

Jason Greenblatt deserves our thanks

Eugen Gluck, of blessed memory - A righteous giant in our midst

If there ever was an exemplary human being on planet earth to model oneself after, it would be Eugen Gluck.

Eugen Gluck, of blessed memory - A righteous giant in our midst

Reflections on Immigration to America

Opinion: Immigration is good for America, but it must be done legally with due process.

Reflections on Immigration to America

Greek Orthodox Patriarch spreading 'Fake News' about Jerusalem?

Opinion: Head of Jerusalem's Greek Orthodox Patriarchate should stop spreading distortions about "illegal land grab" by Jews in Old City.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch spreading 'Fake News' about Jerusalem?

What happened to Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz?

US-born father of five disappeared without a trace 6 weeks ago, after taking his prayer shawl. Can US officials and the media help? Opinion.

What happened to Moshe Eliezer Ilovitz?

Iran’s time is up

Opinion: President Trump’s last minute decision to pull back from a retaliatory strike on Iran is not new in the annals of modern history.

Iran’s time is up

The Yazidis - the forgotten people

Opinion: The Yazidis are today the most oppressed people on earth - yet are totally forgotten by the United Nations and liberal aid groups.

The Yazidis - the forgotten people

The Orthodox Have Come of Age

With President Trump's stunning victory on November 8, 2016 a new political calculus was set in motion in the United States. Opinion.

The Orthodox Have Come of Age

'It is a well-known halakha that Esav hates Yaakov'

Parshat Toldot tells us rather explicitly why the Jews have suffered for over 2000 years.

'It is a well-known halakha that Esav hates Yaakov'

The Air of Israel is Oxygen for the Soul

That is why G-d added the phrase "Land which I will show you"?

The Air of Israel is Oxygen for the Soul

Yerushalayim is hidden for a reason

Yerushalayim is the most precious jewel of the Jewish people.

Yerushalayim is hidden for a reason

Retrieving holiness from the Exile

The Jewish People absorb the sparks of holiness from each of their wanderings.

Retrieving holiness from the Exile

Dr. Irving Moskowitz of Blessed Memory

Dr. Irving Moskowitz of Blessed Memory