Much of Lev Tahor's left Canada
Most of an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect who suddenly arrived in Chatham-Kent eight months ago to elude Quebec child protection authorities have left Canada, their lawyer confirmed.I hope those who went back to the USA and Israel won't rejoin the rest of the group. But only deprogramming will ensure that for real. Not mentioned here is that the remaining members are staying because of the legalities barring them from obtaining passports for the children the Quebec authorities wanted to take into custody over concerns of child abuse. But they do bring up the blatant lawyer who represented them:
Only five or six families numbering about 40 people are left in the Lev Tahor settlement of the more than 200 who came to Ontario after fleeing Ste. Agathe-des-Monts, Que.
Most of the community have made their way to be reunited in Guatemala. Others have gone to the United States and Israel.
“This story is going to end not with a bang, but with a very loud fizzle,” said Toronto lawyer Guidy Mamann who was hired by the group last spring.It was always a fizzle to start with. Right down to his apologia.
A devout Jew, Mamann said he visited the settlement a week ago and was saddened to discover the men could no longer conduct proper morning services because they needed 10 men to form a minion.I'm not saddened, because these phonies were doing nothing more than shaming Judaism, as is Mamann himself. Some "devout" man he is!
According to this news in Prensa Libre, a cult that may be connected with Lev Tahor called Toras Hesed was expelled from a Guatemalan neighborhood because of problems they were causing too. The local Jewish community also warned them that these were cults, and did the right thing. Better still would be to help these folks leave the cults, deprogram them and help them to integrate and adjust to sane society.