Fridays, 10am

Fun-filled frivolity and frippery and Jewish community issues every Friday with Gary, Max and Morris.

TenKradius co-host Max Lasky
TenKradius’ Max Lasky

Max Lasky, is a staunch supporter of several local Jewish organizations, which includes C-Care, the historic Ballarat synagogue and J-AIR. Each week on TenKradius, he presents  diverse segments such as Around the Shtetl and the Shuls, Jewish History on This Day, Parshah of the Week and Yiddish Vort of the Week. 


Gary Mallin
Gary Mallin.

Gary Mallin – journalist, writer and odd-jobs man – has worked in the Australian media for some 50 years. He hosts TenKradius with Max Lasky and Morris Mond as they present light entertainment, On This Day in Judaism, On This Day, Jokes of the Week, Middle East issues, The World According to Morris (TWATM), the occasional guest and a little Yiddish.


Morris Mond was born in 1951 in Melbourne to Polish immigrants who brought me up in a traditional Jewish home where my upbringing was based on a firm love of my Yiddish roots. As a baal koreh and baal tefilah with a deep learning and understanding of my Hebraic heritage, I am proud to be a part of J Air and present segments based on Torah and the Jewish/Israel world.


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20 Nov 2020, 10am

20 Nov 2020, 10am TenKradius This is day 325 of 366, leaving 41 until the end of the year. It is 4 Kislev 5281 and the parsha of the week is Toldot. Listen in for Jokes of the Week; On This Day (Joe Biden is 78 today); On This Day in Judaism; Parsha of the Week and Commentary; Around the Shtetl and Yiddish of the week.  

13 Nov 2020, 10am

13 Nov 2020, 10am TenKradius This is day 318 of 366, leaving 48 for the year. Parsha of the Week and commentary On This Day On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week

6 Nov 2020, 10am

6 Nov 2020, 10am TenKradius Welcome to day 311 of 366, leaving 55 to go this year. Listen for On This Day; On This Day in Judaism; Parsha of the Week and Commentaryby Morris; Jokes of the Week; Around the Shtetl and Yiddish of the Week.

30 Oct 2020, 10am

30 Oct 2020, 10am TenKradius Welcome to day 304 of 366 this leap year, leaving 61 to go. It’s also 12 Cheshvan 5781. On This Day and On This Day in Judaism Parshah of the Week, and commentary Around the Shtetl Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week

23 Oct 2020, 10am

23 Oct 2020, 10am TenKradius Businessman Frank Lowy turned 90 on 22 October. Mazeltov from us. On This Day, day 296 of 33, leaving 69 for 2020. It is 5 Cheshvan 5781. On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Parshah of the Week (Noach) and commentary by Morris Jokes of the Week (the rabbi and the priest) Yiddish of the Week

16 Oct 2020, 10am

16 Oct 2020, 10am TenKradius Welcome to Day 290 of 366 for 2020, leaving 76 to go. It is 28 Tishrei 5781. Listen in for On This Day On This Day In Judaism Parshah of the Week; commentary  by Morris Jokes of the Week The World According to Morris (TWATM) Around the Shtetl Yiddish of the Week

9 Oct 2020, 10am

9 Oct 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day: 9 October 2020; 21 Tishrei 5781; days 283 of 366, leaving 83 until 2021. On This Day in Judaism Jokes of the Week Hoshana Raba Parshah of the Week and commentary The World According to Morris

2 Oct 2020, 10am

2 Oct 2020, 10am TenKradius TenKradius on day 276 of 366, leaving 90 to go. 14 Tishrei 5781, Succoth ends on Sunday at 8.07pm after daylight saving kicks in. On This Day On This Day in Judaism Parshah of the Week and commentary by Morris A word about Succoth The World According to Morris Yiddish of the Week and a few jokes

25 Sep 2020, 10am

25 Sep 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day, 25 September 2020, day 299 of 366 (99 to go), 7 Tishrei 5781. On This Day in Judaism What Yom Kippur Means Jokes of the Week Parshah of the Week and Commentary The World According to Morris

18 Sep 2020, 10am

18 Sep 2020, 10am TenKradius Welcome to day 262 of 366, leaving 104 for the rest of the year, and 29 Elul 5780, the last day of the Jewish year. Tomorrow is 1 Tishrei, 5781. Chag sameach. The Blowing of the Shofar by Max Why We Blow the Shofar by Max On This Day On This Day in Judaism Parsha of the Week Commentary by Morris Mond Jokes of the Week

11 Sep 2020, 10am

11 Sep 2020, 10am TenKradius This is day 255 of 366, leaving 111 to the end of the year. The last parshah of 5780 is Nitzavim-Vayelech. In this program, Parshah of the Week and commentary; The World According to Morris (TWATM); On This Day; On This Day in Judaism; Around the Shtetl; Yiddish of the Week; and a few Jokes.  

4 Sep 2020, 10am

4 Sep 2020, 10am TenKradius 4 September 2020, day 248 of 366, leaving 118 to go. On This Day On This Day in Judaism The World According to Morris Parshah of the Week (Ki Tavo) and commentary by Morris Jokes of the Week Around the Shtetl Yiddish of the Week

28 Aug 2020, 10am

28 Aug 2020, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 28 August, 2020, day 241 of 366 leaving 125 for the year. It is 8 Elul, 5780. On This Day On this Day in Judaism The World According to Morris (TWATM) Risque Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week Around the Shtetl Parshah and Commentary of the Week (Kei Teitzei)

21 Aug 2020, 10am

21 Aug 2020, 10am TenKradius Today, 21 August, 2020, is day 234 of 366, leaving another 132 to go in this leap year. It is 1 Elul, 5780, and the parshah reading tomorrow is Shoftim. In today’s program we have: TWATM, The World According to Morris (now you know) On This Day (Warsaw Pact troops led by Russia invade Czechoslovakia) On This Day in Judaism Jokes of the Week Parshah of the Week with commentary by Morris Around the Shtetl, and Yiddish of the Week

14 Aug 2020, 10am

14 Aug 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day (227 of 366, 139 to go); 24 Av 5780 On This Day in Judaism Parsha of the Week (Re’eh) plus Commentary Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week

7 Aug 2020, 12pm

7 Aug 2020, 12pm TenKradius Listen to … … On This Day, 7 August, day 220 of 366 and only 146 to go. 17 Av, parshah Eikev, light candles at 5.20pm and Shabbos ends at 6.19pm tomorrow. … On This Day in Judaism. … Parshah of the Week Eikev, with commentary by Morris Mond. … The World According to Morris (TWATM). … Jokes of the Week. … Around the Shtetl. … Yiddishe Word of the Week.      

31 Jul 2020, 10am

31 Jul 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day, day 213 of 366 and 153 to go; 10 Av 5780 On This Day in Judaism Parshah of the Week: Va’etchanan Parshah commentary by Morris The World According to Morris Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week  

24 Jul 2020, 10am

24 Jul 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day 24 July 2020, day 206 of 366, 160 to go; 3 Av 5780 On This Day in Judaism Parsha of the Week (Devarim); commentary by Morris Mond The World According to Morris (he’s back) Around the Shtetl with Mendel Jokes of the Week Yiddish words of the week

17 Jul 2020, 10am

17 Jul 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day: day 199 of 366, 167 to go. On This Day in Judaism: 25 Tammuz 5780. Around the Shtetl with Mendel TWATM with Mendel Jokes of the Week Did You Know? Surviving coronavirus in Yiddish

10 Jul 2020, 10am

10 Jul 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day On This Day in Judaism The World According to Max not Morris Yiddish of the Week Parsha of the Week Jokes of the Week Did You Know?

3 Jul 2020, 10am

3 Jul 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day On This Day in Judaism Parsha of the Week Jokes of the Week Did You Know? Yiddish of the Week Etc, etc

26 Jun 2020, 10am

26 Jun 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day, day 178 of the 366, 188 to go On This Day in Judaism, 4 Tammuz 5780 Parshah of the Week, Korach Did You Know? Jokes (and Jackie Mason) of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week. Music

19 Jun 2020, 10am

19 Jun 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day, 19 June 2020: Day 171 of 366, 195 to go. 27 Sivan 5780. On This Day in Judaism Parsha of the Week and commentary by Morris Did You Know? Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week

12 Jun 2020, 10am

12 Jun 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day On This Day in Judaism The World According to Morris Parsha of the Week and commentary by Morris Jokes of the Week Did You Know? Yiddish words of the week  

5 Jun 2020, 10am

5 Jun 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day On This Day in Judaism Jokes of the Week Parsha of the Week and Commentary by Morris Did You Know? Yiddish of the Week TWATM returns next week

29 May 2020, 10am

29 May 2020, 10am TenKradius The World According to Morris Parshah of the Week and commentary by Morris Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week Did you Know? On This Day and On This Day in Judaism

22 May 2020, 10am

22 May 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day general (day 143 of 366, 223 to go), 28 Iyar 2020 On This Day in Judaism The World According to Maurice (TWATM) was held over but listen next week for a Morris Mond special on Shavuot. Parsha of the Week and commentary by Morris Did you Know by Max Yiddish of the Week by Max  

15 May 2020, 1pm

15 May 2020, 1pm TenKradius On This Day generally; On This Day in Judaism; Parshah of the Week by Max and commentary by Morris: Jokes of the Week; The World According to Morris (TWATM); Did You Know?

8 May 2020, 10am

8 May 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day and On This Day in Judaism The World According to Morris (TWATM) Rabbi Yisroel Raskin on the big Lag b’Omer celebration on Monday Jokes of the Week Yiddish of the Week Did You Know about Lag B’Omer Parshah of the Week: Emor. And commentary by Morris  

1 May 2020, 10am

1 May 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day. The story of Dr Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis and puerperal fever. Did You Know? The World According to Morris. Parshah of the Week and commentary by Morris Mond. Jokes of the Week. Yiddish of the Week. TenKradius is dedicated to the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.

24 Apr 2020, 10am

24 Apr 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day, day 115 of 366 in this leap year, 251 to go. 30 Nisan 5780. Yiddishe history on this day Parsha of the Week by Mendel and commentary by Morris The World According to Morris Jokes of the Week Yiddishe Words of the Week (A sheine Yiddishe mayser).    

17 Apr 2020, 12pm

17 Apr 2020, 12pm TenKradius On This Day The World According to Morris Parshah of the Week A couple of jokes Yiddish of the Week Bits and bobs  

10 Apr 2020, 3pm

10 Apr 2020, 3pm TenKradius On This Day in general and Jewish history Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week Parsha of the Week and Morris’ commentary. TWATM has been held over until next week.

3 Apr 2020, 10am

3 Apr 2020, 10am TenKradius On This Day The World According to Morris Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week Parsha of the Week

3 Apr 2020, 11am

3 Apr 2020, 11am TenKradius Sandy Kaye Presents takes a look at entertainment to brighten your day. She brings the entertainment news to you because you can’t go to it.

27 Mar 2020, 11am

27 Mar 2020, 11am TenKradius Sandy Kaye Presents takes a look at entertainment to brighten your day. She brings the entertainment news to you because you can’t go to it.  

27 Mar 2020, 10am

27 Mar 2020, 10am TenKradius Our usual Friday programming, including On This Day, Jokes of the Week, Parsha of the Week (and commentary) and The World According to Morris, presented as usual by Gary, Max and Morris.

13 Mar 2020, 11am

13 Mar 2020, 11am TenKradius On This Day, day 73 of 366, 293 to go. 17 Adar 5780. Parshah of the Week: Ki Tisa, with commentary by Morris Mond and Max Lasky Around the Shtetl The World According to Morris (TWATMs galore) Jokes of the Week (boy do we need ’em) Yiddish of the Week

13 Mar 2020, 10am

13 Mar 2020, 10am TenKradius Hear in the Lives of Others our resident rabbi Meir Rabbi’s comments on Yehudah ha-Nasi and the ambiguity in the Torah.

6 Mar 2020, 11am

6 Mar 2020, 11am TenKradius On This Day, day 66 of 366 for the year, 300 to go; 10 Adar 5780. What happened on this day in the Jewish world and the non-Jewish world. The World According to Morris (TWATM). Parsha of the Week: Tatzaveh. Yiddish of the Week: The story of Purim in Yiddish. Jokes of the Week. And, some fabulous music.      

6 Mar 2020, 10am

6 Mar 2020, 10am TenKradius In the Lives of Others, we chat to singer-songwriter-entertainer Joshua Batten, a former Bialik College student. Batten plays Falling Behind and Behind Closed Doors live in the studio. Hear how he got started in the music business, and how he now "doesn’t need a day job".  

28 Feb 2020, 11am

28 Feb 2020, 11am TenKradius On This Day 28 February 2020, the 59th of 366; 307 days until the end of the year. 3 Adar 5780. The World According to Maurice (TWATM for short) Parsha of the Week, Terumah Jokes of the Week courtesy Aish Hatorah Yiddishe Words of the Week Around the Shtetl What’s on in the community and Ballarat    

28 Feb 2020, 10am

28 Feb 2020, 10am TenKradius Hear what Ratepayers Victoria president Dean Hurlston has to say about: . Councils having to repay some $20 million in illegal parking fines. . The over-development of municipalities. . The Inkerman cycle corridor through Caulfield North, and . Why the City of Greater Geelong will spend $2 million to rip out part of its $8 million cycle path through the Geelong CBD.

21 Feb 2020, 11am

21 Feb 2020, 11am TenKradius On This Day, 21 February 20202, 52nd day of the year, 314 to go. 26 Shevat 5780. The World According to Morris (TWATM) Parshah of the Week: Mishpatim Jokes of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week Around the Shtetl  

21 Feb 2020, 10am

21 Feb 2020, 10am TenKradius In the Lives of Others, hear how lifestyle therapist Vera Link caters for the aged and disabled in the community and teaches non-Jewish organisations and carers about Jewish cultural custom and behaviour. Vera is also a companion traveller. Hear her explanation for the meaning behind "walking in their time".  

14 Feb 2020, 11am

14 Feb 2020, 11am TenKradius TenKradius sponsored by UIA Day 45 of 366 this year, 321 left. 19 Sh’vat 5780, candle-lighting 8.03pm, Shabbos ends at 9.01pm tomorrow. On This Day: The St Valentine’s Day massacre Parshah of the Week: Yitro Jokes of the Week The World According to Morris Around the Shtetl Glen Eira Ratepayers and Residents Inc Association public meeting Yiddish Words of the Week 

14 Feb 2020, 10am

14 Feb 2020, 10am TenKradius In the Lives of Others, we talk to B’nai B’rith stalwart Jack Aghion and relive his family’s rich heritage from Spain to Australia.  

7 Feb 2020, 11am

7 Feb 2020, 11am TenKradius Jewish News national editor Zeddy Lawrence pays tribute to the late Joshu Levi. Morris talks about twats in The World According to Morris (TWATM). Yiddish Words of the Week. TenKradius lists Jewish winners of the Queen’s birthday awards. Jewish humour (jokes of the week). Parshah of the Week (Beshalach) and a little bit about Tu B’Shvat. TenKradius is dedicated to the 6 million who cannot tell their story today.  

7 Feb 2020, 10am

7 Feb 2020, 10am TenKradius TenKradius (sponsored by UIA) opens with a new theme song, Machine Gun, by the Commodores. We pay tribute in the Lives of Others to the great Jewish actor Kirk Douglas, who died this week aged 103. Hear a clip of Michael Douglas talking about his father’s  connection to Israel. What happened in the past On This Day, day 38 of 366 for the year; 12 Shevat 5780.

31 Jan 2020, 11am

31 Jan 2020, 11am TenKradius Rabbi Meir Rabi on why Jews just jump in and help in times for crises such as the bushfires. On This Day: Day 31 of 366; 5 Shevat, 5780. Welcome to the grandchildren Morris Mond: The World According to Morris Around the Shtetl Lives of Others Parshah of the Week: Bo Jokes of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week Shout-outs

31 Jan 2020, 10am

31 Jan 2020, 10am TenKradius Rabbi Meir Rabi on why Jews just jump in and help in times for crises such as the bushfires. On This Day: Day 31 of 366; 5 Shevat, 5780. Welcome to the grandchildren Around the Shtetl Lives of Others Parshah of the Week: Bo Jokes of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week Shout-outs

24 Jan 2020, 11am

24 Jan 2020, 11am TenKradius Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal latest. Australia Day and All That. The World According to Morris. On This Day: birthdays, deaths, events. It’s a leap year. Shout-out to Yossi W. Parshah of the Week: Va’era. Around the Shtetl. Ballaratl shul, too. Fabulous music. Jokes of the Week. Yiddish Words of the Week.

24 Jan 2020, 10am

24 Jan 2020, 10am TenKradius Victorian Jewish Bushfire Relief Appeal latest. Australia Day and All That. The World According to Morris. On This Day: birthdays, deaths, events. It’s a leap year. Shout-out to Yossi W. Parshah of the Week: Va’era. Around the Shtetl. Ballaratl shul, too. Fabulous music. Jokes of the Week. Yiddish Words of the Week.      

20 Dec 2019, 11am

20 Dec 2019, 11am TenKradius Morris Mond reports in from Lakes Entrance about the latest on the Jewish international scene in the World According to Morris. Mendel brings us Around the Shtetl for Chanukah. Mendel and Morris talk about Parsha Vayeshev and make commentary. Jokes of the Week tickle your fancy. Yiddishe Words of the Week test you knowledge of the mama loshen. On This Day looks back in historical terms. And music and merriment, too.  

20 Dec 2019, 10am

20 Dec 2019, 10am TenKradius Hear how Melbourne doctor Ann Drillich is fighting the Catholic Church in Poland, which is trying to illegally dispossess her late mother Blanka, a Holocaust survivor, of ancestral land inherited after her entire family perished in the war. The church argues the inheritance was invalid because at the time she was a minor. Drillich is joined by Melbourne journalist Julie Szego, who has followed the story for several years and who has been published internationally. Read some of Szego’s stories at the following links: Plus61j New twist in Polish Church’s attack on property of Melbourne woman The Guardian One Holocaust descendant’s fight for justice: ‘They stole not just our land, but my family’s history’ This incredulous story involves theft, betrayal and government interference.

13 Dec 2019, 11am

13 Dec 2019, 11am TenKradius Morris Mond reports on the Jewish world in the World According to Morris. Morris and Mendel discuss this week’s parshah Vayishlach. Jokes of the Week Around the Shtetl Yiddishe Words of the Week Christmas songs penned by Jewish composers Why is petrol so costly? Inkerman bike path decision day

13 Dec 2019, 10am

13 Dec 2019, 10am TenKradius Resident rabbi Meir Rabi talks us through a few quirks of kashrus. Later, in the second hour, Morris Mond reports in from the field, Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes, noch! And, listen to On This Day, day 347 of 365, 15 Kislev 5780.

6 Dec 2019, 11am

6 Dec 2019, 11am TenKradius The World According to Morris: MM reports on Jewish affairs around the world. On This Day, December 6; day 340 of 365 and only 25 to go. Around the Shtetl with Mendel. Yiddishe Words of the Week. Jokes of the Week. The Funniest 25 Jewish Comedians rated by Aish Hatorah.

6 Dec 2019, 10am

6 Dec 2019, 10am TenKradius In the Lives of Others, here how 10-quid migrant Les Segeal made his way from London to Melbourne. And, a big welcome to our new sponsor UIA. Thanks for your support.

29 Nov 2019, 11am

29 Nov 2019, 11am TenKradius Morris Mond takes us around the Jewish world with some startling facts and figures in the World According to Morris. Also, what’s happening Around the Shtetl with Mendel; Jokes of the Week from Aish Hatorah; Parsha of the Week with Mendel and Morris; Yiddishe Words of the Week; some fabulous music;  — On This Day 29 November 2019, the 333rd day of the year (32 to go) and 1 Kislev 5780. Plus, a little bit more from Henry Buch.  

29 Nov 2019, 10am

29 Nov 2019, 10am TenKradius Henry Buch survived the Warsaw Ghetto as an infant to make a successful life in Australia. Listen to his fascinating story in the Lives of Others.