Canadian Border Services Agency Raids Lev Tahor Cult

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lev-tahor[Update below.] Immigration officials raided the settlement of runaway sect Lev Tahor today and made arrests.

Reports from the Lev Tahor community north of Chatham, Ont., indicate more than a dozen Canadian Border Services Agency officials arrived at the community this afternoon and took people into custody.

The controversial group, known for its extreme religious views and for dressing like frum Jews, landed in a tiny enclave north of Chatham in November after fleeing Quebec, fearing their children were to be taken into temporary foster care over allegations of abuse and neglect Nothing but controversy has followed them since.

This afternoon, several Lev Tahor man was seen being driven away in handcuffs.

Update: Seven members of Lev Tahor were arrested over immigration issues. The seven have a combined 28 children. Children whose parents are both in custody are now in the care of the children’s services.

Eight Lev Tahor children were detained last month after leaving Canada with their families before a scheduled hearing. Six were stopped at Trinidad and Tobago trying to head to Guatemala and two others were found in Calgary.

THE DAILY OBSERVER

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

24 COMMENTS

  1. “The controversial group, known for its extreme religious views and for dressing like frum Jews,”

    so are these mechalelei shabbos befarhesya?

  2. jew–they are worse then someone being mechalel shabbes,they are a big chillel hashem to us all,and their wifes are dressed like muslims what do you say to that di shoite.

  3. just remember, all of those who are happy, that the same claims could be brought against regular chareidim and nobody in the world would think its wrong. I don’t like this cult- but the intervention of the government simply because they don’t understand them could backfire on everybody R”L.

  4. I see the hateful comments left above, shows your kaltkeit towards your fellow Jews who are different from you. Perfect way to enhance the Shalom in Kllal Yisroel! Way to go Matzav! You cover up for the lowlife pieces of trash who have hurt Torah in the worst way possible, but yet you chose to go after this! Matzav has shown your true colors! Keep it up

  5. see gemurah shavuos 47b; ‘okev achar noef’, which many rishonim explain to mean that one who forces women to be overly modest (beyond what is required by halachah) is in truth leading them too sin…

  6. I am very uneducated about this whole colt trend. Could someone explain to me briefly, who are these people, what are their beliefs, and why would someone join such a group? Is there like some brainwashing going on? Are these people all there?

  7. I hope frum people get what is really happening.

    Some people here feel that this group of Yiddin deserve what they are getting naively thinking that it is just about them.

    They try to get them with child abuse but had no proof son the next thing was to arrest them with immigration violations. strangely they left Canada but Canada instead of being happy that they left returned them back….

    Most Jews are happy that this is happening to them…but fail to realize that they had just opened the door to let religious Jews be accuse of Abuse using of Lev Tohor as a legal precedent.
    Gentiles do not know the difference between lev Tohor and bet ha mnedrash Gevoha…

    By the way…no one has a right to call them a cult just becasue you do not like the way they follow Yiddishkait. (somehow I think people will burst as usual with their emotional reacctions)

    Some went to Guatemala..no evidence of abuse whatsoever…I think Canada is angry because they are being ridiculed.
    wake up and smell the coffee!

  8. About Machalel Shabbes…another malicious lie!
    They were deported by the Canadians ON SHBABBES…:(
    Instead of voicing our outrage for this violation and religious persecution, we abandoned our brothers to accuse them instead of Chilul Shabbes.
    Hashem Yirachem!!!!!

  9. People don’t see the seriousness of this issue, we judge this people forgeting they are also Jews, eventually in a couple of years from now non-Jews won’t understand, why Jews still wear these hats and have strings hanging around them,and why do they practice this barbaric religion that mutilates babies at the 8th day of birth and what about Metzitzah bePeh there campaigns against it in the radio already,etc,a cat never jumps right away he waits and scrolls to have his mouse close, in Germany they started with one type of Jews and then they ended up killing 6 million Jews no difference whether they were extreme religious or extremly secular..

  10. As a proud Lubavitcher Chosid i disagree strongly with their ways. But to see frum Jews celebrating the arrest and mesiroh of other Jews is sick and beyond belief.

  11. People don’t see the seriousness of this issue, we judge this people forgeting they are also Jews, eventually in a couple of years from now non-Jews won’t understand, why Jews still wear these hats and have strings hanging around them,and why do they practice this barbaric religion that mutilates babies at the 8th day of birth and what about Metzitzah bePeh there campaigns against it in the radio already,etc,a cat never jumps right away he waits and crawls to have his mouse close, in Germany they started with one type of Jews and then they ended up killing 6 million Jews no difference whether they were extreme religious or extremly secular..

  12. I agree with 13 and 14, I feel terrible for them! I dont understand why we as jews have to side with the rest of the world that is against them , we should at least feel for them and be dan lechaf zchus. It doesnt matter what they do or where they come from , they are Jews and they’re our brothers and that is what really counts. Leave the judgine up to G-D because He is the Only One that has a right to say anything

  13. In the pursuit of Kedusho, they broke from the Klal family. Now their own familys have been broken, perhaps Mido kneged mido

  14. Everyone agrees they are strange but I read just one complaint of the authoroties . They said the children suffer from fungus of the feet. In simple terms thats athletes feet which many people get at a gym or swimming pool if you dont wear sandals. Probably got at the mikva.

  15. Fellow Jew: It’s one thing to be accepting of others and another to be accepting of others when what they are doing is wrong. It was expressed by a few Rabonim that this is not derech Hatorah.

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