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'Strictly Jewish' opens a unique window into the secret world of Australia's most ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect – the 200 families, or 2000-plus Jews – of the Adass Israel community. Living cheek by jowl with Melbourne's trendy latte society, Adass have transplanted the European Jewish villages of their ancestors, who were almost entirely wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust, Down Under. Today, they have created a cradle-to-grave society, and are almost entirely self-sufficient – they even have their own ambulance service. Steeped in piety and prayer, they shun the trappings of modernity – most do not own televisions – and have never before opened their closely guarded community to TV cameras…

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This title is part of a series
Untold Australia series 1

Series listing
A Modern Mutiny 2016
Indian Wedding Race 2015
Strictly Jewish 2015
Danny Ben-Moshe
Dan Goldberg
Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers
Adam Kay
Robert Werner
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Mint Pictures Pty Ltd
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Screen News

Strictly Jewish: Inside a rarely seen world

Producer Dan Goldberg reveals how Mint Pictures was given unprecedented access inside an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Melbourne for Strictly Jewish.

26 Apr 2016
By Caris Bizzaca
The controversy of making First contact