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The Jewish James Bond

Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond can be seen beginning this Friday is theaters in “No Time To Die.” Whether it’s Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, or Roger Moore, [...]

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Is Your Judaism Portable?

A colleague, Rabbi Jonathan Gross served as a rabbi in Omaha, Nebraska for close to a decade. Nebraskans, as you may know, take their football and their home team – the Huskers – very [...]

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Imagine: John Lennon and Jewish Universalism

Growing up, John Lennon was a major part of my life. By the time I was twelve I knew most of the Beatles songs – their music, lyrics and all of Ringo’s drum solos. My favorite Beatle was [...]

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Returning Lost Property…and Fellow Jews

On the night before Passover, Rabbi Akiva Males, a young rabbi in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was absorbed in the mitzvah of Bedikat Chametz(searching for the Chametz) in his shul. While [...]

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Cancel the Cancel Culture

For many years, actress Felicity Huffman played a “Desperate Housewife” on TV. But it was for something she did in real life that made her even more famous. Last year, Huffman was charged in a [...]

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Memories of a Giant: Personal Recollections of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm tz”l

As I sat with my family and listened to the memorial service for Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm tz”l, I was overcome with emotion. I must have cried at least three or four times throughout the two-hour [...]

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Give Zoom Dating a Chance

Corona has challenged many critical parts of our lives but for the large singles population of NYC, the pandemic has put a hold on dating and courtship.  For an organization and community (which [...]

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Breaking Bad: A Spiritual Perspective on Sexual Harassment

The following was a sermon given by Rabbi Mark Wildes at the Manhattan Jewish Experience on Shabbat, January 18, 2020. Before Moshe’s experience at the burning bush, when he has his first [...]

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Anti-Semitism: When Crisis Creates Opportunity

A crisis can bring out the worst in people, but it can also bring out the best. Within twenty-four hours of the horrific attack on the synagogue in Monsey, Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, the rabbi of [...]

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Judaism’s Response to “Workism”

Judaism’s Response to “Workism” NOW FEATURED ON TIMES OF ISRAEL Last week I met with one of my students for an early morning Torah study session. My student, let’s call him [...]

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