Holocaust Survivors Ageing Faster Than Expected

April 16, 2015 by  
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As we mark the seventieth year since the end of World War II and the liberation of concentration camps, the families of some Holocaust survivors, who are in the twilight of their lives, are experiencing an interesting phenomenon…writes David Werdiger. Read more

The letter I want from our leadership…writes David Werdiger

February 16, 2015 by  
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Following the drama played out at The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  in Melbourne over the last two weeks, David Werdiger has penned the letter he would like to receive from Melbourne’s Jewish leadership…. Read more

Mesirah and the AFP’s War on Drugs

February 8, 2015 by  
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The Jewish law of ‘mesirah’ – the prohibition against handing a fellow Jew over to secular authorities – has been under the spotlight in the current Royal Commission hearing, with Rabbis being probed as to their own interpretations and practices. Read more

Of Dead Cricketers and Dead Shul-goers…writes David Werdiger

November 30, 2014 by  
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The national outpouring of grief following the tragic death of cricketer Phil Hughes after being struck by a cricket ball on the field has been quite overwhelming. Read more

The Kaddish Club…writes David Werdiger

January 22, 2014 by  
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They gather together in the middle of the work day, converging on venues around the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) for about ten minutes, then returning to their busy work schedules. They are the men of the ‘Kaddish Club’. Read more