Rabbi Mark Wildes is the founder and director of the nonprofit, Manhattan Jewish Experience. Before becoming a rabbi, Wildes received his JD from the Cardozo School of Law, as well as a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Since founding MJE in 1998, Wildes has mentored thousands of Jewish millennials in NYC, helping them achieve career, personal and spiritual ambitions. Wildes has just written his first book, condensing 4,000 years of Jewish wisdom into a relatable take on how spirituality can guide us to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Wildes has made waves in broadcast including Fox News, PBS, HuffPost Live, Fatherly, Bustle and actively blogs on contemporary Judaism.
July 26th, 2021 | 46 mins 12 secs
My guest is Mark Wildes. His newest book is "The 40 Day Challenge".
Sometimes we are spiritually frozen. This book will thaw you out and heat you up - Nissim Black, Rapper and Businessman
Written in an approachable, uplifting, and accessible style, The 40 Day Challenge is an invitation for people who believe there is more to life than the daily grind. It offers the reader easily digestible and compact Jewish wisdom, each day for the 40 days from Rosh Chodesh Elul leading up to Yom Kippur. Each daily reading is followed by a challenge question so it can serve as a spiritual diary as you approach the High Holidays. This year, instead of just “showing up,” prepare yourself with a Torah insight written by MJE Founder Rabbi Mark Wildes, who has spent his life inspiring Jews from all walks of life.