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Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer

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Death Penalty

It seems that it is insufficient to destroy the families’ houses. Additional steps are urgently needed, the death penalty among them.Op-ed.

Death Penalty

Like Amichai Chikli, I too am a proud Yamina defector

I was sure Bennett would keep his promise not to go with the left and Arabs and told my friends to vote Yamina. OP-ed..

Like Amichai Chikli, I too am a proud Yamina defector

It would have been enough - the Biden-Pelosi-AOC legacy of destruction

As we wait for the Biden-Pelosi-AOC-Democrat nightmare to pass over, we use the famous Passover song to write a lamentation. Op-ed.

It would have been enough - the Biden-Pelosi-AOC legacy

America's privileged characters: The last sanctuary for merit and the "American Way"

Where we don't need the best, like US Vice Pres. or Supreme Court, we can set aside a spot for a Black woman, not in the NFL or NBA. Op-ed.

America's privileged characters, what was once the American Way

We do not cherry-pick or forum-shop for minority opinions in Judaism

Matan Kahana argues to adopt completely unacceptable minority viewpoints as the Judaic law of the land. Op-ed.

We do not cherry-pick or forum-shop Judaic minority opinions

The green goggles of faith and Matan Kahana’s conversion proposals

Every legal system engenders cogent minority viewpoints from great scholars. But we do not light 8 candles the 1st night of Chanukah.Op-ed.

The green goggles of faith and Min.Kahana’s conversion proposals

Trump knew how to handle Putin, while Biden has no clue

Putin played by rules of international comity throughout the Trump years. Biden came in and the house of cards came crashing down.Op-ed.

Trump knew how to handle Putin, while Biden has no clue

AOC once again proves her idiocy and Jew-Hatred

Heckled on a campaign stop, she responds with incendiary anti-Semitic falsehoods.When asked, she cannot explain her anti-Israel animus.Op-ed

AOC once again proves her idiocy and Jew-Hatred

Thirty (30) bottom lines regarding Minister Matan Kahana's proposed "Conversion Reforms”

With Jewish lineage chaos beyond control in the US , the Chief Rabbinate is the unifying force for maintaining Jewish authenticity, Op-ed

30 bottom lines on Min, Matan Kahana's "Conversion Reforms”

Thanks, Whoopi! Why Holocaust Education Is mostly counter-productive

Shoah education proposes that Jews are easiest to murder without payback, and it makes Jewish youngsters want to escape that fate. Op-ed.

Thanks, Whoopi! Holocaust Education Is mostly counter-productive

When a Rabbi like me hears about an attack on Jews

I am a humanitarian, but I am no liberal. When someone attacks Jews violently, I want him dead — on the spot. Op-ed.

When a Rabbi like me hears about an attack on Jews

Why no one on either side will miss Roe v. Wade

The abortion issue is obfuscated by false 'facts', arcane arguments and msm mendacious meddling. It is time to get some perspective, Op-ed.

Why no one on either side will miss Roe v. Wade

Breyer's retirement Is OK

When a Supreme Court tilts too far to one side, that bias promotes extreme reactions born of hopelessness. Sa'ar, are you listening? Op-ed

Breyer's retirement Is OK

No, a Chief Rabbi is not a government clerk

If a Chief Rabbi, amid a conversion dispute, says he will not certify certain standards as a matter of conscience, I stand with him. Op-ed.

No, a Chief Rabbi is not a government clerk

So now the Negev also Is part of "Palestine"

Watch:No..2 of the northern Islamic movement does not bat an eyelash as he says that “the Negev is an inseparable part of Palestine.” Op-ed.

So now the Negev also Is part of "Palestine"

An open letter to the Hon. MK Mansour Abbas, head of the Ra'am party

Arafat only got to start intifadas. You actually get the deciding vote in the Knesset on who is a Jew. This is what is at stake.Op-ed

An open letter to the Hon. MK Mansour Abbas, head of Ra'am

The Haredi community's moment of awakening

That moment of awakening is no different from the moment Modern Orthodoxy realized it must deal with sexual abuse. Opinion.

The Haredi community's moment of awakening

Chomesh now Is consecrated Jewish Land

Are Judea and Samaria capable of being private Arab land? And supposing yes in the case of Homesh, what can a government do? Opinion.

Chomesh now Is consecrated Jewish Land

If they tear down the Chomesh Yeshiva

It no longer matters if the Chomesh “settlement” or “community” or yeshiva was set up “legally” or “illegally.” That story is over. Op-ed.

If they tear down the Chomesh Yeshiva

Unintended results of Min. Matan Kahana's conversion plan

We will find US halakhic authorities in RCA and OU subjecting Israeli converts coming to the US to lineage investigations. And worse. Op-ed

Unintended results of Min. Matan Kahana's conversion plan

Unintended consequences of the Conversion Authority changes

Why Matan Kahana's proposals for changing Conversion Authority will severely rupture Israel's relations with World Jewry. Opinion.

Unintended consequences of the Conversion Authority changes

When is enough, enough? On the anti-marriage battle

How much do normative citizens and parents have to take from threatening and abusive proponents of LGBTQ+? Opinion.

When is enough, enough? On the anti-marriage battle

Jesse Smollett, Criminal: Make America hate again

Jussie Smollett is just another liar and perjurer made by the media for TV Crime entertainment. Opinion.

Jesse Smollett, Criminal: Make America hate again

The Hannukah of fools

The lights mean that while Jews remain true to G-d and Torah, He would be there. Explain that to Kamala, Ben and Jerry, George Soros.Op-ed.

The Hannukah of fools

How the media messed up on Rittenhouse from Day One -- and why that messes up America

When media foist false narratives to sow social discord, or help tyranny with lies, they become the enemy of the people.Opinion.

The media messed up on Rittenhouse -- and that messes up America

LGBTQIA+ is not our cause célèbre

This article is possibly the most daring I ever have published. It is time. If the words below resonate, know you are not alone. Op-ed.

LGBTQIA+ is not our cause célèbre

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

The Conservative Movement now Is Reform and the Reform Movement is Unitarianism without a Messiah. It is collapsing before our eyes.Op-ed.

The Conservative Movement is no more - it has turned Reform

On Youngkin, Biden, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Braves

There are so many take-aways from the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections on the night the World Series also concluded. Op-ed

Youngkin, Biden, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Braves

Must every personal transgression against Judaism first be published on social media?

Social media posts tell details of self-defined forms of Jewish observance that it would be better to self-censor.Op-ed.

Must every transgression of Judaism debut on social media?

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

Other states and Israel can learn much from California’s tragic decline. A bullet-pointed Primer of 17 points that tells it all. Op-ed.

Why the productive Middle Class leave California

Launching missiles, muting responses

Why doesn't Israel put an end to the Gaza-launched missiles the way any other country would if a weaker neighbor was bombarding them? Op-ed.

Launching missiles, muting responses

Arabs in Israel, Jews in America

Jews never will be equal in America as Jews. As people, yes. As Jews, never. Arabs will feel that way in Israel. It's not surprising. Op-ed.

Arabs in Israel, Jews in America

Despicable louts

There are lines that are not crossed. Civilized humans do not cross them. Unless they are "Woke." Op-ed.

Despicable louts

A worthy replacement agenda: Replace ADL with a real Jewish Defense Organization

Alternatively, we could choose a new head for the organization. Op-ed.

Replace ADL with a real Jewish Defense Organization

Abortion, Texas and Roe v. Wade

The thing about abortion is that conflicting rights are in competition: the woman’s right to her body v. the child’s right to life. Op-ed.

Abortion, Texas and Roe v. Wade

The president America deserves, the mess we saw coming

It's a mess wherever America looks: Afghanistan. the southern border. urban crime, inflation. brainwashing children with CRT. Op-ed.

The president America deserves, the mess we saw coming

Don't anyone dare lecture me about Race

Just societies do not guarantee equal results, only equal opportunities to mess up or succeed. White Privilege? Not for Orthodox Jews.Op-ed.

Don't anyone dare lecture me about Race

For anti-Zionists, ‘Palestine’ does not stop at the Green Line

When Israel’s enemies speak of “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” they don't mean just the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria. Op-ed.

For anti-Zionists, ‘Palestine’ does not stop at the Green Line

January 6 was not an Insurrection in America

January 6 was not a day of insurrection in America. To say otherwise is not only preposterous but is an intentional lie. Op-ed.

January 6 was not an Insurrection in America

The myth of "Occupied Palestinian Territories" -- Part 2 of 2

2 m. “Palestinian refugees” live in "refugee camps” under “Palestinian” rule in Gaza and PA 'West Bank'. Why are they refugees?.Op-ed.

The myth of "Occupied Palestinian Territories" -- Part 2 of 2