Rabbi Fischer Rabbi Fischer was born and raised in New York City. During adolescence, he was drawn to a stronger commitment to Jewish tradition, eventually earning rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University-Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. At the same time he earned a BA in English Literature from Yeshiva University, and an MA in English Literature from New York University. He has served communities in the US, Canada and Israel as a rabbi, teacher and cantor. Using the name Arthur J. Fischer, he has acted and directed for Jerusalem community theaters, and has also appeared in a number of films made for the ultra-Orthodox community. Hebrew Rabbi Fischer has long been fascinated by the Hebrew language in all its phases. Since 1986 he and his family have lived in Israel. He teaches in a number of educational frameworks, working with students to master the Hebrew language (from Scriptural to Modern), Biblical text and commentaries, and Jewish history, observance and philosophy. Family Avraham/Arthur is married to Cheryl, and they live with three of their six children (three are married) in Bet Shemesh, Israel. Avraham is a Hebrew teacher, actor and editor, having recently edited Cup of Salvation.