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 it comes to Millennials, there are serious obstacles in finding compatible members of the opposite sex online or in person. The popularity of […]
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 concluded that 35% of Millennials (Americans born between 1981 and 1996) identified themselves as religious “nones” and that number appears to be growing. Young people seem to […]
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. The world around comes to a sudden halt. Cars break mid highway as phones are put away and conversations paused. A nation unites in complete […]
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 honor of meeting, my name is Rabbi Mark Wildes of MJE and this year we are proud to combine MJE’s Yom […]
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 Purim. The Megilah speaks of a beautiful woman chosen to be Queen of the ancient Persian Empire who must […]
Mayer: You had a heart of gold and so many people loved you. Shifra and I were privileged to be your partner in outreach at Manhattan Jewish Experience for 16 years, and we thought we had many more years of working together. In Pirkei Avoth, the Ethics of the Fathers 4:17, the Rabbis speak about […]
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 of Jewish political sovereignty over the land of Israel, including the very areas the United Nations now claims no longer belong to Israel! Besides the […]
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 of both the country he or she represents and the one to which he or she serves as liaison. David Friedman, whom […]
Manhattan Jewish Experience | Shabbat December 9, 2016 I would like to share with you a stanza from Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Who By Fire’ which he recorded in 1972: And who by fire, who by water Who in the sunshine, who in the night time Who by high ordeal, who by common trial Who in your […]
Rosh Hashanah 2016 | MJE East It is difficult to imagine what it would be like to be wiped out financially, to lose everything you have, including your home. This is what happened recently to someone I know, let’s call him Jim. Jim spent three years and his life savings building up an IT company. The […]
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