Plight of Lev Tahor children concerning
November 26, 2013 | Jewish Tribune
Jewish human rights organization B’nai Brith Canada has expressed strong concern for the children living in the Lev Tahor community. The cult-like group recently moved from their home in Quebec to Chatham, ON after Quebec social services threatened to intervene.
“Lev Tahor is far beyond the pale of normative Judaism,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. "This group exhibits cult-like behaviour and is nothing more than a perversion of Judaism. We are very much worried about the well-being of the children and have advised the social service and police authorities to ensure that they are properly cared for.
“What we have here is a sad example of a leader who influences and persuades others to commit vulgar acts. No strand within the normative Jewish community, from traditional to ultra-orthodox, would look upon this group with favour.”