Wildes Wisdom

Contemporary Thoughts by Rabbi Mark wildes

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A Grasshopper Among Men

On May 29, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to climb Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. What is incredible to me though, is that since that time over [...]

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 [...]

The Perfect Time to Break Some Bad Habits

This past Shabbat there was knock at my door. It was one of my students, a 27-year old attorney who frequents Manhattan Jewish Experience and is an important part of our community of young [...]

A Spiritual Response to the Coronavirus

In the 1960’s, Reb Shlomo Carlebach would travel to the former Soviet Union to distribute Tefilin, Mezuzot, Yarmulkes and other religious items forbidden in Russia at the time. At the end of one [...]

God and the Impeachment

Something extraordinary and quite religious took place in American politics this week. Senator Mitt Romney became the only Republican to vote in favor of impeachment. What is significant to me as [...]

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