I was born to Sam and Pam Wilder in 1954 and grew up in New Jersey.
In 1972 I began attending Case Western Reserve University, with a major in history and a minor in religion, as well as teacher certification. During my junior year, in 1974-75, I participated in a junior year abroad program at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Following graduation in 1976, I returned to Israel, becoming a full resident in 1978.
In July 1978 I began studying at Machon Meir, a Jerusalem yeshiva for newly religious observant Jews. A year later I married Ora, a ‘Sabra’ from Tel Aviv. In 1981 we moved to Kiryat Arba, where we lived for 17 years.
Our family includes seven children and many grandchildren.
In September, 1998, a week after the terrorist murder of Rabbi Shlomo Ra’anan, we moved to Beit Hadassah in Hebron.
I began working with the Jewish Community of Hebron in 1994 and served as the international spokesman for the community for 21 years, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. I’ve written hundreds of columns, posted on internet and appearing on websites and in newspapers around the world. I published a booklet of questions and answers about Hebron, titled, “Breaking the Lies.” Additionally I acted in the capacity of community photographer for over 17 years. I’ve has published several ebooks of his photographs and articles, available on Amazon. My blogs on the Jerusalem Post and at IsraelNational News have been read by over a half a million people.
Presently executive director of Eretz.Org, I represents and assists several organizations, including the Neve Avraham ChildrenTreatment Center in Kiryat Arba-Hebron. I continue to conduct tours of Hebron’s Jewish Community and speaks to numerous groups in Hebron and occasionally travel abroad, speaking at various functions, explaining the true realities of today’s Israeli-Arab I particularly enjoy dealing with diverse groups, including interfaith delegations, from around the world.