Akiva Fox grew up in Los Angeles, California, and studied in the yeshivos in Bayonne and Edison, New Jersey, and then in Yeshivas Pachad Yitzchok in Eretz Yisrael. He and his family live in Yerushalayim, where he serves as a rebbi and mashgiach in several American yeshivos. Under the pseudonym “Dov Fuchs,” he pens a weekly column in the Hamodia magazine and is a frequent contributor to other Jewish publications. A selection of his shiurim are posted online by the Hidabrut kiruv organization. Besides teaching, writing, and speaking, Rabbi Fox aims to be a good father and good Jew.