Welcome to the Waks Family

Welcome to the Waks Family is a portrait of the largest natural family in Australia. The parents ‑ Zephaniah and Haya Waks ‑ follow a strictly orthodox form of Judaism, as do their seventeen children. They live in Melbourne, within a Jewish community that is largely closed to the outside world. Yet, hidden within the tight social fabric of school, work, synagogue and family life, are many surprises that challenge the common assumptions about the lifestyle and values of such a family.

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