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].
What are cultural drivers within our community that stand as an impediment to us effectively dealing with domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and other social issues? On White Ribbon Day, David Werdiger takes a look at how Orthodox Jewish attitudes and cultures are standing in the way of dealing with abuse, and how the problems we have covered up in the past only fester and get worse if we don’t deal with them. Read it at J-Wire, Times of…
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]