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Rabbi Mark Wildes

Rabbi Mark N. Wildes is the founder/director of Manhattan Jewish Experience.

Articles by Rabbi Mark Wildes

Showing Love and Chizuk

In January1948, just months before the Jewish State was declared and the combined armies of Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon were ready

Something for Your Seder

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchick told the story of a Seder he remembered from his early childhood. Yosef Dov—who would later become the great Rav Soloveitchick—was

Taking Responsibility

Join MJE for its 25th annual dinner on April 2. In the 1960’s, Reb Shlomo Carlebach used to travel to the former Soviet Union with

My Father, My Teacher

The Talmud (Kiddushin 31b) relates that when quoting a father in a Torah discussion, one should not mention his father by name, but rather refer

Can Antisemites Change?

Between 2003 and 2012 Csanad Szegedi was a leader in the radical far right Jobbik party of the Hungarian Parliament. In June 2011 he revealed

Living for Tomorrow

In 1924 the Yaboliner Rebbe, Rav Yechezkel Taub led his followers to Palestine where they established Kfar Hasidim. Unfortunately things soon began to go bad:

Second Chances

“The Merchant of Death Is Dead!” This was reportedly the headline in the obituary section of a French newspaper, in 1888, that erroneously eulogized Alfred

From Every Experience

The Covid pandemic presented a myriad of growth experiences for people around the world. Overall, it was a challenging and for some tragic period, yet

Selling Out

Back in the 1980s, when El Al was a national airline owned and run by the State of Israel, a great controversy raged over whether