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May 29, 2019, 12:59 AM
“MY HEART IS FULL”: A Father’s Tribute To The Friendship Circle Volunteers
The following speech was delivered on May 20, 2019, at the annual Friendship Circle of Bergen County Volunteer Celebration in Tenafly, New Jersey. Good evening. My name is Zevi Fischer. And, together with my wife, we are the proud parents...
May 14, 2018, 7:27 AM
Reaffirming the Covenant at Sinai: A Truly Inclusive Event
From the time I was a young boy, I have been taught that everyone was present when we received the Torah at Mount Sinai, even the unborn souls. I have always accepted this teaching to include even me, born...
Mar 28, 2018, 7:24 PM
Pesach: A Time For Making Friends With Kids Who Have Special Needs
Another Pesach means Yom Tov, and for young children, that means “playdates.” That catch-all topic of discussion, as we exit Shul after davening, and arrange our children’s afternoons. However, for some, the playdates simply don’t occur. For the children with...
Oct 9, 2017, 7:12 AM
Sukkot: A Time for Inclusion
The TaImud (Tractate Sukkah 27B), contains the following discussion concerning the requirement to sit in a Sukkah on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei: "And the Rabbis say: Although they said that a person does not fulfill his obligation on the...
Nov 26, 2013, 5:47 PM
Memories of a Pulpit Rabbi: Rabbi Joseph Grunblatt ZT”L
This past Shabbos, we lost a tremendous Rabbinic figure, one of my greatest role models, Rabbi Joseph Grunblatt zt"l. For over forty years, Rabbi Grunblatt was the Rabbi of the Queens Jewish Center of Forest Hills, New York. He...
Zevi Fischer is an attorney who practices in the area of real estate litigation. He was born and raised in Forest Hills, New York. He now lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.