Back in January and February of this year, I posted articles about the games of deception that Lev Tahor plays. Both the media and I have characterized the cult as being rife with the practice of child abuse, health concerns, substandard hygiene, poor health, and girls being forced to marry as young as 14 years of age, amongst other things.
The only criticisms that I received were the odd ranting from those who refused to provide their true names, or for that matter information about where they lived. They lack credibility as they refuse to own up to the reasons for their views, and may even be members of the cult, itself.
I’m glad to be able to say that similar views to mine, are being reiterated by a wide spectrum of the media, and from all segments of mainstream Judaism – Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Hareidi, and Zionistic.
The best example of investigative journalism about the cult has been undertaken by the CBC’s Fifth Estate. First they aired an hour long episode about the cult called “The Rabbi of the Pure Hearts: Inside Lev Tahor”, which told all about the allegations against the cult, its history, its leader and his past, and the controversy in which the cult is involved.
Now, the Fifth Estate has aired “After the Cameras Went Away”, a follow-up to their initial story. To view the sequel, please click on the following link:
All I can say is that the CBC has helped the cult dig its own grave and shows that these allegations are all true. After watching this sequel, the only conclusion that one can make is that Lev Tahor practices deceit.
The leaders of the cult have not taken a responsible attitude or for that matter any initiative to dispel or prove that all of these allegations are false. All that Helbrans and his henchmen have done is deny the allegations, and practice deceit. The greatest example of deceit and irresponsibility have been their attempts to evade the authorities and courts, by first escaping to Ontario, and then to Guatemala.
Instead of providing proof that the allegations against them are bogus, all they do is refute them, even in the face of additional former members who are making these same allegations. Then there is the testimony of a child psychologist and relative of a former member who saw children in the cult not behaving or playing as normal children would. They were living with a sense of fear and not behaving as normal children. Lev Tahor doesn’t deny that the children are being continually sedated with Melatonin.
Most telling is the video streamed onto to the internet showing children being “egged on” by the leaders and becoming hyped-up or hysterical when the Canada Border Security Agency comes to arrest members who have broken the law and are in Canada illegally. The leaders are stirring up the children, by saying that authorities are coming for the defenceless babies of the community. Then one of the children asks if the cult elder is still filming to determine whether or not they should continue their staged hysterics.
Thank you CBC for confirming without any doubt what-so-ever that Lev Tahor and their leaders practice deceit.