The truth is that I was quite disappointed after reading the second part of the series on LEV TAHOR and its "Rabbi" Shlomo Helbrans. About ten days ago, I wrote about the Israeli daily ISRAEL HAYOM publishing various facts on the self - appointed chassidic group LEV TAHOR.
However, in its second part, ISRAEL HAYOM quoted a few former group members having left Lev Tahor. A brother and his sister now living as secular Jews in Israel. The brother is a soldier in the Israeli army and both siblings escaped from Canada after brainwashing and punishments carried out by Shlomo Helbrans. The girl was supposed to get married at the age of 14 and she preferred to escape after her brother had done so before.
Furthermore, ISRAEL HAYOM quoted a married couple having escaped from Lev Tahor and now living in Europe. They still lead a haredi lifestyle and the woman even dresses like the Taliban ladies. Both of them were Baalei Teshuva but couldn't cope with "Rabbi" Helbrans.
LEV TAHOR sent a two - page message to ISRAEL HAYOM which the paper published. Lev Tahor says that anyone is free to join the group but also to leave the group if he feels unable to follow the strict Takanot. There are no people being punished and no force is being used towards the group members. The group does not go against any Canadian law and it is the Zionists spreading all kinds of rumours.
The Israeli police stated that they do not get involved when parents complain about their children being stuck and abused at Lev Tahor in Canada. The police says that those parents must file complaints at the Canadian police and not in Israel.
Personally, I am just having one more question:
"Who is actually financing LEV TAHOR" or in other words "Where do they get their money from ?" A topic ISRAEL HAYOM didn't even investigate.