RAID ON HORRIFIC CULT: Lev Tahor Raid Mission To Rescue Trapped Children Ends In Failure


As many as 100 officers are reported to have taken part in a raid of the Lev Tahor Cult in Guatemala in an attempt to rescue children of a woman who was ex-communicated by the cult.

The Lev Tahor cult was founded Shlomo Helbrans, who landed in Guatemela after fleeing Montreal to escape charges related to his cult’s activities. Helbrans died last year after drowning in a river on Erev Shabbos and was replaced by his brother, Nachman Helbrans, along with Mayer Rosner, and Yankel and Yoel Weingarten.

The rescue mission was focused on an excommunicated woman who used to belong to the cult and tried to retrieve her children. After being threatened with knives on a previous trip to the compound, the mother returned with a police force, who scoured the complex searching for the missing children.

Unfortunately, the mission was unsuccessful, as it appears that the leaders had moved the children to a different location in advance of the raid. Further investigation into the issue is being conducted.



  1. Are their women wearing some kind of muslim face muzzles? Are these guys concerned with such thing as Shulchan Oruch? Where did this cult come from?

  2. Nebach. An abusive cult. Terrible situation. Terrible conditions. Who can live like that for any extended period of time? Children being forced into marriage at the tender age of 12?This group has absolutely no Gadol who endorses this way of life. No Rebbe. No Rosh Yeshiva. No Chacham. No Shliach. It was started by a dysfunctional BT who ended up with a horrible death. I just hope it doesn’t end like David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. You have to feel so sad for those poor helpless children.

  3. It’s time to root them out & end this nonsense. Enough is enough. They HV nothing with judisum other then they speak Yiddish. Arrest the leaders and free the victims. This is a terrible vicious cult

  4. Why can’t something be done???? I wish I knew where to start!!! It’s so so TERRIBLE!!!! NEBACH!!! These children don’t know what life is!!!
    Also how do they get money? No jobs there… Come to Brooklyn and Lakewood to collect?? Why do WE support them???


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