Fridays 10am, replay Tuesdays 3pm

Fun-filled frivolity and frippery and serious Jewish community issues every Friday with MGM Productions (Gary, Max “Mendel” and Morris).

TenKradius co-host Max Lasky
Max Lasky

Max Lasky, is a staunch supporter of several local Jewish organisations that include 
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, Parsha 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

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


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5 Aug 2022, 10am

5 Aug 2022, 10am TenKradius MGM productions brings you who invented Popeye the Sailor Man; Parsha of the Week; an explanation of 9 Av; Shout-Outs; On This Day; TWATM; Around the Shtetl; Yiddish; Jewish humour and Klezmer music. Happy birthday to Mendel.

29 Jul 2022, 10am

29 Jul 2022, 10am TenKradius Parsha of the week: Matot-Massei Shout-outs: G’day Yossi On This Day and On This Day in Judaism TWATM Around the Shtetl Yidden Jewish Humour

17 Jun 2022, 10am

17 Jun 2022, 10am TenKradius The usual stuff from MGM Productions: Around the Shtetl; the Lives of Others; Parsha of the Week; TWATM; Mame Loshen; Jewish humour; On This Day and On This Day in Judaism; etc. Hosted by Morris and Max, the G was missing.

10 Jun 2022, 10am

10 Jun 2022, 10am TenKradius This week … … in the Lives of Others, we talk to Professor Leon Mann, co-author of Jews of the Outback: The Centenary of the Broken Hill Synagogue 1910–2010. …  we indulge in a little mame loshen (Yiddish) … delve into a little history On This Day and On This Day in Judaism … we discuss the parsha Naso … we tell a few jokes … TKR goes Around the Shtetl and gives over a few Shout-Outs.  

3 Jun 2022, 10am

3 Jun 2022, 10am TenKradius This is TKR for the 154th day of the year, corresponding with 4 Sivan 5782 In the program today: The Lives of Others: Cr Simone Zmood and what it’s like as a councillor at Glen Eira. Parsha of the Week: Badmidbar The customs and laws surrounding Shavuoth On This Day and On This Day in Judaism Mame loshen (Yiddish) TWATM Jewish humour Around the Shtetl and Shout-Outs      

27 May 2022, 10am

27 May 2022, 10am TenKradius This is TKR on 27 May 2022, corresponding with 26 Iyar 5782. We delve into … The Parsha of the Week (Bechukotai); The fate of the old Kimberley Gardens (now a vacant black of land); Jewish jokes; Historical events On This Day and On This Day in Judaism; Yom Yerushlayim Day; Around the Shtetl and deliver Shout-Outs; Grizzles about blower vacs, petrol prices and dumb, impatient drivers; A little mama loshen (Yiddish).      

20 May 2022, 10am

20 May 2022, 10am TenKradius MGM Productions welcomes you to TKR on 20 May 2022, day 140 of the year, which corresponds with 19 Behar 5782. In the Lives of Others, we chat with Mike Zervos, the chief executive of B’nai B’rith initiative Courage to Care. We also: Check On This Day and On This Day in Judaism Delve in a touch of Yiddish (mama loshen) Discuss the Parsha of the Week (Behar) Tell of a couple of Jewish jokes Go Around the Shtetl with a few Shout-Outs Hear the music of Conway Starkey and Karen Feldman        

13 May 2022, 10am

13 May 2022, 10am TenKradius Morris, one of the Ms in MGM Productions, returns after a spell in the Victorian high country. Very nice. Today is the 133rd day of the year, corresponding with 12 Iyar 5782. We had segments on: Parsha of the week (Emor) Around the Shtetl and Sout-outs Did You Know? TWATM On This Day On This Day in Judaism Yiddish Jewish humour And various other bits and pieces.

6 May 2022, 10am

6 May 2022, 10am TenKradius TenKradius is brought to you by MGM Productions. Today, 5 Iyar 5782, we have: . Studio guest Rabbi Meir Rabi . On This Day and On This Day in Judaism . Around the Shtetl . The quirky thing about the eruv . Yiddish of the Week . Jewish humour . Parsha of the Week (Kedoshim)  

29 Apr 2022, 10am

29 Apr 2022, 10am TenKradius MGM Productions welcomes you to 29 April 2022, the 119th day of the year, corresponding with 28 Nissan 5782.  In this edition, we: . Hear about the Parsha of the Week Acharei Mot . Laugh at a few Jewish jokes . Translate a little mama loshen . Go Around the Shtetl . Delve into On This is History and On This Day in Judaism . Praise former Glen Eira mayor Jamie Hyams and Barbra Streisand on his 80th birthday . Introduce a new segment, They Are All Jews  

15 Apr 2022, 10am

15 Apr 2022, 10am TenKradius In today’s TenKradius, brought to you by MGM Porductions, we: . Learn about the uncommon Pesach laws . Listen to a few Jewish jokes . Hear The World According to Morris . Interpret a little mamma loshen . Learn about This Day in Judaism and This Day in History . Go Around the Shtetl with a few Shout-Outs . Pay tribute to Bobby Rydell  

8 Apr 2022, 10am

8 Apr 2022, 10am TenKradius This is TenKradius, brought to you by MGM Productions on the 98th of 2022, leaving 267 to go, and corresponding with 7 Nissan 5782. This week, we: . Delve into Shabbos Hagadol and Parsha Metzora . Speak a little mamma loshen (Yiddish) . Tell a few jokes . Listen to The World According to Morris (TWATM) . Check what happened On This Day, and . Check what happened On This Day In Judaism . Go Around the Shtetl . Hear about the pop singer Pink  

1 Apr 2022, 10am

1 Apr 2022, 10am TenKradius This is the 91st day of the year, leaving 274 until the end of the year; corresponding with 29 Adar Sheni 5872. Today’s program, brought to you by MGM Productions, includes: . Daylight saving ending on 3 April . On This Day in Judaism . On This Day . Jewish humour . Sam Green’s music . Around the Shtetl . Parsha of the Week (Tazria) and loshon hara . Yiddish of the Week . The World According to Morris (It’s good news week) . And fun facts  

25 Mar 2022, 10am

25 Mar 2022, 10am TenKradius Welcome to MGM Productions’ TenKradius on the 84th day of the year, corresponding with 22 Adar Sheni 5782. Daylight saving ends on 3 April (phew!) Today, we go through: . Parsha of the Week (Shemini) and Morris’ commentary . On This Day in Judaism and On This Day . The World According to Morris (thoughts on Ukraine) . Did You Know with Morris . Tribute to Madeleine Albright . A handful of Jokes . Around the Shtetl . Yiddish of the Week. . Music . Shoutouts: hallo Johnny

18 Mar 2022, 10am

18 Mar 2022, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 18 March, the 77th day of 2022 (288 to go), coinciding with 15 Adar Sheni 5782. On today’s program, we (MGM Productions) talk about: . On This Day . On This Day in Judaism . Parsha of the Week, Tzav . Around the Shtetl We also tell a few Jewish jokes, give over a few Shout-outs, remind people of the "new" Anthony Albanese’s previous support for Jeremy Corbyn, and how matzah prices have gone up with the cost of living.

11 Mar 2022, 10am

11 Mar 2022, 10am TenKradius Welcome to the MGM Productions’ TenKradius on 11 March 2022, the 70th day of the year, coinciding with World Plumbing Day and 8 Adar II, 5782. In today’s program: . Morris calls in from Cabrini’s operating suites, and sets us straight why we listen to the Megillah twice . J-AIR president Sean Meltzer pays tribute to Senator Kimberley Kitching . Parsha of the Week: Vayikra . Max explains the meaning behind Purim . Around the Shtetl . Yiddish of the Week . Jewish Humour . On This Day and On This Day in Judaism . And a few Shout-Outs

4 Mar 2022, 10am

4 Mar 2022, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 4 March 2022 and another MGM production of TenKradius. Today corresponds with 1 Adar II 5782. In today’s program we: . Say tehillim for those involved in the Ukraine-Russia war and Australian flood victims. . Explore Ukraine’s Menorah Centre in Dnipro. . Ask about the balance between good and evil. . Give over a couple of Jewish jokes (oldies but goodies). . Explore why Yiddish is part of the Jewish psyche. . Learn about this week’s parsha, Pekudie. . Hear music from The Bashevis Singers.

25 Feb 2022, 10am

25 Feb 2022, 10am TenKradius Welcome to day 56 of 365 (309 to go this year), corresponding with 24 Adar 5782. Segments brought to you by MGM Productions (Moishe, Gavriel and Mendel) this week: On This Day; On This Day in Judaism, Around the Shtetl, Parsha of the Week (Vayak’hel); TWATM (Why Putin Went to War); Yiddish Humour; Yiddish of the Week; Did You Know?; and Shout-Outs; Guest Music of Neil Sedaka.  

31 Dec 2021, 10am

31 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to MGM’s production of TenKradius on Day 365 of 365, no more days till new year 1 January 2022.This corresponds with 27 Tevet 5782. Light Shabbos candles 8.27pm and Havdalah is at 9.32pm tomorrow, 1 January. In this week’s program in the 2nd hour: Parshah of the Week, Va’era and commentary TWATM Did you Know? Fun facts On This Day and On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Yiddish of the Week Jokes Shout-outs Tribute to David Goldman, who was buried at Springvale on 27 December.

31 Dec 2021, 10am

31 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to MGM’s production of TenKradius on Day 365 of 365, no more days till new year 1 January 2022.This corresponds with 27 Tevet 5782. Light Shabbos candles 8.27pm and Havdalah is at 9.32pm tomorrow, 1 January. In this week’s program: Parshah of the Week, Va’era and commentary TWATM Did you Know? Fun facts On This Day and On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Yiddish of the Week Jokes Shout-outs Tribute to David Goldman, who was buried at Springvale on 27 December.

24 Dec 2021, 10am

24 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; seven days remain until the end of the year. And it’s 20 Tevet 5782 PoW Shemot Light candles today 8.25pm and tomorrow at 9.31pm MGM Productions presents in the second hour On This Day: Cyclone Tracy in 1974 On This Day in Judaism ATS TWATM and Did You Know? PoW and commentary Shemot Yiddish Jokes Shout-outs

24 Dec 2021, 10am

24 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; seven days remain until the end of the year. And it’s 20 Tevet 5782 Light candles today 8.25pm and tomorrow at 9.31pm MGM Productions presents On This Day: Cyclone Tracy in 1974 On This Day in Judaism ATS TWATM and Did You Know? PoW and commentary Shemot Yiddish Jokes Shout-outs

17 Dec 2021, 10am

17 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 17 December, 2021, day 351 of 365, leaving 14 until the new year. This corresponds with 13 Tevet 5782. Light candles tonight before 8.22pm; havdalah tomorrow 9.27pm. Daylight saving ends Sunday, 3 April, 2022. Lives of Others: Hear how Stuttgart-born Garry Fabian, author and journalist, survived the war years in the Theresienstadt concentration camp before his family made its way to Melbourne. On This Day and On This Day in Judaism (Simon Wiesenthal) Parshah of the Week: Vayechi  TWATM: The World According to Morris Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week (courtesy Aish HaTorah) Around the Shtetl  Shout-outs

17 Dec 2021, 10am

17 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 17 December, 2021, day 351 of 365, leaving 14 until the new year. This corresponds with 13 Tevet 5782. Light candles tonight before 8.22pm; havdalah tomorrow 9.27pm. Daylight saving ends Sunday, 3 April, 2022. Lives of Others: Hear how Stuttgart-born Garry Fabian, author and journalist, survived the war years in the Theresienstadt concentration camp before his family made its way to Melbourne. On This Day and On This Day in Judaism (Simon Wiesenthal) Parshah of the Week: Vayechi  TWATM: The World According to Morris Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week (courtesy Aish HaTorah) Around the Shtetl  Shout-outs

10 Dec 2021, 10am

10 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 10 December, 2021, day 342 of 365, leaving 21 until the new year. This corresponds with 6 Tevet 5782. Light candles tonight before 8.17pm; havdalah tomorrow 9.22pm. In the second hour, MGM Productions brings you: Parshah of the Week (Vayigash) and commentary by Morris. Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week On This Day On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Grizzles and Gripes (scammers)

10 Dec 2021, 10am

10 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 10 December, 2021, day 342 of 365, leaving 21 until the new year. This corresponds with 6 Tevet 5782. Light candles tonight before 8.17pm; havdalah tomorrow 9.22pm. In the first hour, MGM Productions brings you: Parshah of the Week (Vayigash) and commentary by Morris. Yiddish of the Week Jokes of the Week On This Day On This Day in Judaism Around the Shtetl Grizzles and Gripes (scammers)

3 Dec 2021, 10am

3 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to TKR brought to you by MGM Productions on Friday, 3 December 2021, the 337th day of the year, leaving 28 until the new year. This corresponds with the 5th day Chanukah and 29 Kislev 5782. Light Shabbos candles tonight before 8.10. Rabbi Rabi returns after a lockdown layoff On This Day, including the Eureka Stockade incident On This Day in Judaism Yiddish of the Week Parshah of the Week (Mikeitz) and commentary The World According to Moishe Around the Shtetl Shout-Outs Plenty of humour

3 Dec 2021, 10am

3 Dec 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to TKR brought to you by MGM Productions on Friday, 3 December 2021, the 337th day of the year, leaving 28 until the new year. This corresponds with the 5th day Chanukah and 29 Kislev 5782. Light Shabbos candles tonight before 8.10. Rabbi Rabi returns after a lockdown layoff On This Day, including the Eureka Stockade incident On This Day in Judaism Yiddish of the Week Parshah of the Week (Mikeitz) and commentary The World According to Moishe Around the Shtetl Shout-Outs Plenty of humour Music

26 Nov 2021, 10am

26 Nov 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 26 November, 2021, day 330 of the the year, leaving 35 till the new year. This corresponds with 22 Kislev 5782. In today’s program, MGM Productions presents: The minhagim (traditions) of Chanukah On This Day On This in Judaism The World According to Moishe Parshah of the Week (Vayeishev) and Commentary by Moishe Around the Shtetl Music and weather Grizzles and Gripes Jokes of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week

26 Nov 2021, 10am

26 Nov 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to 26 November, 2021, day 330 of the the year, leaving 35 till the new year. This corresponds with 22 Kislev 5782. In today’s program, MGM Productions presents: The minhagim (traditions) of Chanukah On This Day On This in Judaism The World According to Moishe Parshah of the Week (Vayeishev) and Commentary by Moishe Around the Shtetl Music and weather Grizzles and Gripes Jokes of the Week Yiddish Words of the Week        

20 Nov 2021, 3pm

20 Nov 2021, 3pm TenKradius Second Hour: Welcome to day 323 of 365, leaving 42 until 2022. This corresponds with15 Kislev 5782. In today’s TenKradius, brought to you by MGM Productions, you can hear: The World According to Moishe Parshah of the Week and commentary Around the Shtetl Jewish humour (You Don’t have to be Jewish) Music (David Williamson and Sam Green) On This Day On This Day in Judaism Shout-outs and Dedications Yiddish of the Week

19 Nov 2021, 10am

19 Nov 2021, 10am TenKradius Welcome to day 323 of 365, leaving 42 until 2022. This corresponds with15 Kislev 5782. In today’s TenKradius, brought to you by MGM Productions, you can hear: The World According to Moishe Parshah of the Week and commentary Around the Shtetl Jewish humour (You Don’t have to be Jewish) Music (David Williamson and Sam Green) On This Day On This Day in Judaism Shout-outs and Dedications Yiddish of the Week

12 Nov 2021, 10am

12 Nov 2021, 10am TenKradius MGM (Moishe, Gavriel & Mendel) Productions presents its first show in several months, including: On This Day On This Day in Judaism The World According to Moishe Parshah of the Week and commentary (Vayeitze) Around the Shtetl Joke of the Week and Yiddish Words of the Week