125 episodes

Jewish education and inspiration courtesy of Rabbi Mark N. Wildes, Founder of the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE). Founded in 1998, MJE is a warm and open community where millennial men and women in their 20s/30s can explore Jewish life and meet new people.

The Wildescast Manhattan Jewish Experience

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Jewish education and inspiration courtesy of Rabbi Mark N. Wildes, Founder of the Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE). Founded in 1998, MJE is a warm and open community where millennial men and women in their 20s/30s can explore Jewish life and meet new people.

    Doing Things When We Are Not Inspired

    Doing Things When We Are Not Inspired

    What's more holy? Doing things when we feel inspired or rather when they have become monotonous and are merely part of a routine? The answer may surprise you.

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    • 9 min
    Can You Be Good Without God?

    Can You Be Good Without God?

    You'll often hear these days that we don't need God in order to be good people. Is this true? Have we outgrown God? Can objective morality exist without the Divine?

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    • 17 min
    Owning Our Mistakes

    Owning Our Mistakes

    It is said that one of the biggest parts of being an adult is taking responsibility for your mistakes. But how often do we pass the blame on to someone else? The earliest Biblical characters failed to undertake this challenge - until Abraham came along.

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    • 10 min
    Are You Just Following The Crowd?

    Are You Just Following The Crowd?

    Rabbi Wildes shares how a minute difference between ethics and etiquette informs how we can know we are doing what is right and not what is easy and convenient.

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    • 13 min
    Should We Listen to Our Heart or Our Head?

    Should We Listen to Our Heart or Our Head?

    The advice of "listen to your heart" to find your answer to a pressing life issue is a common one in pop culture. But is it one the Torah agrees with?

    For more thought-provoking and inspirational Torah content from Rabbi Mark Wildes, subscribe to the Youtube page at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0oWrlgD3gZX9-8ZyNbpd-g

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    • 16 min
    The Mystic and the Rationalist: What is God?

    The Mystic and the Rationalist: What is God?

    Rabbi Mark Wildes moderates a fascinating discussion with Rabbi Pinny Rosenthal (The Rationalist) and Rabbi Daniel Bortz (The Mystic) on many of the intense disagreements between the Maimodean school of Jewish thought and the Kabbalistic approach.

    This podcast was recorded in front of a live audience at the Manhattan Jewish Experience on Monday, October 24th, 2022.

    00:00:00 - Introduction
    00:08:40 - Is God Within Us?
    00:20:45 - Is Kabbalah Dangerous?
    00:25:15 - The Opening Verse of the Torah
    00:36:00 - Panentheism
    00:39:00 - Should We Teach Kabbalah?
    00:44:30 - Rationalism = Spiritual Numbness?
    00:51:00 - Are Mitzvot Supernatural?
    01:09:20 - Q&A
    01:09:35 - The Point of Prayer
    01:13:50 - Diversity in Judaism
    01:18:00 - Cloud of Glory + 13 Attributes of Mercy
    01:20:30 - Mindfulness
    01:26:58 - Paradox

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

yochannan ,

Always Informative and Inspirational

One of the sharpest Modern Orthodox that you can find. Give it a listen, then give it a review.

Jbrody627 ,

Excellent Podcast from Rabbi Wildes of MJE

As a former student of MJE and Rabbi Wildes, I was always impressed with his interviews and lectures.
This is a great way to hear Rabbi Wildes anytime anywhere.

TBGrun ,

Great Podcast

Love the podcast and the way that Rabbi Wildes breaks down and explains Judaism in a relatable way as it applies in modern day America!

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