David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teacher certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.
For over eighteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.
David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 35 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past 15 years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.
Hebron mourns the death of Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Zt"l
The Jewish Community of Hebron June 07, 2010
Photos: David Wilder
The Jewish Community of Hebron deeply mourns the death of our beloved teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, zt"l, who passed away this afternoon.
Rabbi Eliyahu zt"l was a true leader of the Jewish people in Eretz Yisrael and a staunch friend of Hebron's Jewish community. The Rabbi was always available to help and show support in every way possible. His death is a tremendous loss to the Jewish people and will be especially felt by Hebron's Jewish residents, over the decades.
May he continue his earthly work in the heavans above, standing before the Divine Throne, pleading with HaShem to bring an end to all our troubles, to send Mashiach, to lead all Jews to the holy Land of Israel, and to usher into our world a true era of peace, health and happiness for all human beings, the world over.