David Werdiger considers four themes that challenge us when members of our community – often those who are respected and have authority – are suspected or found guilty of terrible crimes. By understanding why these cases conflict us, we can deal with them more reasonably. [Jews Down Under, Times of Israel and J-Wire].
We knew. We knew that Mendel* was an abusive husband and parent. His family lived a secluded and very private life, his children home schooled, and his wife barely went out. When they needed assistance from the community it was provided, but those helping were not allowed inside the house to bring food. When they did go in, they were shocked at the living conditions, which reflected far worse than poverty. But for a long…
David Werdiger calls out Michael Mansell’s grandstanding and piggybacking on the Middle East conflict which he doesn’t understand, following his rejection of Australian of the Year nomination [Jews Down Under]
After the controversy over Rabbi Kenneth Brander‘s visit to Australia, this piece takes issue with an organisation that doesn’t appear to be standing by its name, and where things are going wrong in dealing with child sex abuse. [News & Views from Jews Down Under]