Entries by Rabbi Mark Wildes

Cancel the Cancel Culture

NOW FEATURED ON TIMES OF ISRAEL Most Hebrew months have one character or theme. The character of the month of Adar, for example is one of happiness during which the joyous holiday of Purim falls out. The upcoming month of Elul carries the theme of spiritual closeness as we begin approaching the High Holiday season. However, the great […]

Cancel the Cancel Culture

NOW FEATURED ON TIMES OF ISRAEL 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 nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. Among other things, she paid for someone else […]

A Grasshopper Among Men

NOW FEATURED ON TIMES OF ISRAEL 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 4,000 people have successfully climbed Everest, including an 81-year-old man from Nepal! Similarly, within weeks of Roger Bannister […]

Give Zoom Dating a Chance

NOW FEATURED ON TIMES OF ISRAEL 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 I am privileged to direct) dedicated to bringing young people together – one which boasts 364 […]