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Anti-Semitism Turned on Its Head

  BLOG POST IN THE TIMES OF ISRAEL | November 30, 2017   Despite the 22,000 people who signed a petition to stop Linda Sarsour’s talk on anti-Semitism at The New School, the so-called [...]

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Charlottesville: Racism, Bigotry & The Torah’s Response

  SERMON DELIVERED BY RABBI MARK WILDES | August 19, 2017   In this past week’s Torah reading, Parshat Re’ah, referring to the idolatrous and pagan altars existing in the land of [...]

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When It Comes To Dating, Chats Beat Apps Every Time

 PUBLISHED IN THE FORWARD   Despite the ease with which men and women connect using phones, social media and the Internet, lasting relationships seem to be harder than ever to obtain. When [...]

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Millennials and Religion: A New Perspective

 PUBLISHED ON THE HUFFINGTON POST   Research indicates that significant numbers of Millennials reject or are at best indifferent to religion. A survey by the Pew Research Center in 2015 [...]

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A Holiday In Memoriam – To Celebrate or To Mourn?

PUBLISHED ON THE HUFFINGTON POST By Rabbi Mark Wildes, with contributions by Michelle Soffen Dedicated to the memory of slain student Second Lieutenant Richard W. Collins III   It’s 8:00pm. [...]

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Yom Hazikaron/Yom Haatzmaut Event 2017: Remarks by Rabbi Mark Wildes

  Yom Hazikaron/Yom Haatzmaut Event 2017: Remarks by Rabbi Mark Wildes May 1, 2017 | The Jewish Center   Thank you all for joining us this evening. For those of you I haven’t had the [...]

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Removing the Mask: A Purim Lesson in the Wake of Israel Apartheid Week

  READ FULL POST ON TIMES OF ISRAEL Megilat Esther or the Scroll of Esther is the book of the Hebrew Bible Jews will gather to read this Saturday night to celebrate the upcoming holiday of [...]

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Chanukah and the United Nations

  READ FULL POST ON TIMES OF ISRAEL The irony of a UN resolution condemning the Jewish settlements during the holiday of Chanukah is pretty incredible. Chanukah celebrates the establishment [...]

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David Friedman: An Ambassador with Skin in the Game

  READ FULL POST ON TIMES OF ISRAEL What ultimately makes for a good Ambassador? A good Ambassador is someone who possesses a deep knowledge and concern for the history, politics and future [...]

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The Power of the Apology

Featured on TIMES OF ISRAEL We’ve all experienced that horrible moment. The moment we realize something we’ve said or done has truly hurt another person. Our first response is to justify. We’re [...]

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