Author Archives: Dov Fischer

Rabbi Dov Fischer, an adjunct professor of law and former Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and has practiced and consulted on complex business litigation and professional malpractice law for nearly twenty years. He also is a columnist for several online magazines, a member of the National executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, and is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. He blogs at

On Conversion and Concealment

One point emerging from the Pew Survey about which all commentators agree is that hundreds of thousands of Jews are increasingly entering a personal status which renders them or their children questionably Jewish according to even the broadest interpretation of halacha. This tragedy of immense proportions places enormous responsibility for outreach on rabbis and all Jews. It also places a ...

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