The cruel Lev Tahor cult continues to produce shocking headlines.
On Friday night, members of the Lev Tahor sect kidnapped two children, a boy and a girl, who had fled the cult and settled with their families in the Catskills. Desecrating Shabbos, the kidnappers took the children away in a vehicle.
New York State authorities are investigating the kidnapping of the 14-year-old and 12-year-old children.
The two were seen being taken into a vehicle at 3:30 a.m. Friday night/Shabbos morning.
The children’s families were in the Catskills with a number of other people who had fled from the Lev Tahor cult.
A few weeks ago, a girl who managed to leave the cult was kidnapped in New York but returned to her mother a few days later.
The members of the cult now appear to have repeated the pattern of kidnapping, but this time going so far as the be mechallel Shabbos to do so.
Before and after the death of Lev Tahor founder Shlomo Halbrans, Matzav.com has documented the horrific testimonies and hair-raising descriptions of women, boys and girls being subjected to abuse and torture by the Lev Tahor crazies.
A couple of months ago, a campaign was undertaken to extricate six children of the Teller family from the extreme cult. Those children were transported to the United States by their mother, Sara Faiga Teller, who is a sister of the new Lev Tahor leader, Nachman Helbrans.
First founded by Shlomo Helbrans (Erez Shlomo Elbarnes) in the 1980s in Yerushalayim, the cult, which fled Child Protection Services in Sainte Agathe, Quebec, and Chatam, Ontario, to Guatemala, has continually abused and tortured its members under the guise of Yiddishkeit. The senior Helbrans died in drowning incident in Mexico during the summer of 2017, supposedly while be toivel in a river.
The cult has been accused of kidnapping, having connections to anti-Zionist Islamic groups, torturing children, and enacting “takanos” that severely restrict the lives and wellbeing of its adherents.
Mrs. Teller’s 13-year-old daughter was forcibly married to a 17-year-old son of the radical Mayer Rosner, a leader of the cult who continues to abuse the children of the community with the help of his cronies, including Yankel Nochum Weingarten and Yoel Weingarten.