Rabbi Meir Wise was born in Manchester, England in 1956.

He studied at Jews’ College, London under the famous talmudists Rav Nahum L Rabinovitch, Rav Simche B Lieberman, Rav Shlomo Benzion Leperer and Rav Getzel Elyakim Ellinson and later in the kollel under Rav Moshe Turestky who gave him semicha with the Chief Rabbis Jakobovits and Sacks.

Afterwards he studied at the prestigious Institute of Education of the University of London, and was the first Orthodox Jew to graduate from its Department of Religious Studies, where he was invited to lecture to the MA students in the history and theory of Jewish Education.

He was unanimously elected Rav of the East London Central Synagogue (Nelson Street) at the age of 19!

After his marriage to the former Sarit Ramati, he was appointed Rabbi to Jewish Students of London University and South-East Region.

He has taught at the J.F.S., Carmel College, Oxford; Yakar and Yeshivat Od Yosef Hai in London.

He served as the last Rabbi of the Western Synagogue, Crawford Place before its amalgamation with the Marble Arch Synagogue.

He is the co-author of “Megilat Sefer” by Rabbi Jacob Emden which was a best-seller in 2011 and is available on Amazon.

Married with four children and twelve grandchildren, he and the Rabbanit made aliya to Israel in 2011.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Old Carmelis said

    The Uk’s loss is Israel’s gain!
    Rabbi Wise – go from stregnth to stregnth!
    from your students in Carmel College

  2. Proud and honoured to be counted among the “Talmidei Talmideihon.”
    How exciting that this medium now makes it possible for so many to enjoy and be enriched by Rabbi Wise’s Torah wisdom.
    Wishing Rabbi and Rebbetzen Wise and family every brachah, now and always. Jeremy

  3. Eli Har-Even said

    Shalom Rabbi Wise,
    This is your talmid, formerly of John’s Avenue Hendon. It’s been many years now, but I still remember those wonderful Friday night Shiurim in Sefer מערכת השולחן and other subjects, circa 1985-1992. Wishing you and all your family the very best, and מועדים לשמחה

    • How lovely to hear from you, one of my beloved talmidim who made aliya before me!
      I remember 30 years of Friday night shiurim but don’t remember teaching maarechet Hashulchan! But I believe you. It sounds like something I would do!
      Kol tuv to you and your wonderful family.

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