A father and son practicing as Orthodox rabbis in America have been accused by anti-missionary investigators of being covert evangelical Christians.

The claims regarding M and C Fisher (not their real names) would allegedly cause disastrous halachic problems for the Jewish community if true, given that the two men apparently wrote Torah and mezuzah scrolls, participated in ritually preparing the dead for burial, and conducted weddings, divorces, and even conversions.

The Fishers have been accepted and welcomed in a number of Orthodox Jewish communities in locations across the United States, but investigations have so far failed to uncover any evidence that they are actually Jewish – either born or converted.