The group was accused last week of kidnapping two children, reported to be the children of the founder’s daughter, who escaped from the sect in
Their mother escaped the cult several months ago and has been trying to rescue her six children.
A 14-year-old member describes severe abuse at the hands of men in Lev Tahor.
Lev Tahor leader Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, who reportedly drowned in Mexico, forced female followers to wear black robes from head to toe.
— The former mayor of a small town in western Guatemala was sentenced to a year in prison for expelling the Lev Tahor sect of haredi Orthodox Jews. Antonio Adolfo Perez y Perez of San Juan La Laguna was found guilty of coercion in the expulsion, which took place in 2014. Up to 500 members of…
RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A court in Guatemala indicted the ex-mayor of a small town in the Central American nation for “participating in the expulsion of a religious community.” Antonio Adolfo Perez y Perez of San Juan La Laguna was charged with abuse of authority and discrimination and sentenced to house arrest, the local newspaper…
Child protection officials in Quebec mishandled reports of child abuse within the fringe Jewish sect Lev Tahor, a provincial report said.
Search warrants unsealed in Quebec allege that the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor trafficked in human cargo and committed other abuses.
A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.
A woman that police said was dressed in blankets was shot in the leg by an officer at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Western Wall.