An 18-year-old who fled an extremist Jewish cult called Lev Tahor has recounted his horrific upbringing in the group – revealing that his father died after the leaders refused to let him see a doctor.
Mendy Levy, who was born in Canada in 2003, recalled being forced to swim in freezing cold, snake-filled water and eat hot pepper if he told a lie. When he was 15 years old, he was told he had to marry his 12 year old cousin, and that was the last straw for him.
Mendy said the group, which was founded by Shlomo Helbrans in the 1980s, was about ‘total control.’
‘You can’t do anything without permission. And if they ask you do something, you have to do it,’ he recalled to Insider.
‘They don’t want people to see the outside world. No one is able to go anywhere without the leader’s permission.’
Mendy recalled a time when a woman, who was allergic to sesame seeds, was told she had to eat them after to prove ‘her faith’ to the rabbi.
‘Two hours later, she died,’ he said. ‘As she was suffering from the allergic reaction, they didn’t let her call an ambulance. They don’t allow doctors in Lev Tahor without the rabbi’s permission. They told us to trust the rabbi.’
Something similar happened to his father – who developed an infection in 2016 and needed to go to the hospital.
‘The rabbi said no,’ Mendy explained. ‘My father wasn’t eating. He wasn’t walking. He got sicker and sicker over a week and a half. And that’s how it ended. He died on October 25, 2016.’
During his days at Lev Tahor, Mendy said he woke up at 5:30 in the morning every day. After attending shul (synagogue), all the boys were forced to go into a freezing cold river that was filled with snakes for a ritual called mikvah.
After that, it was back to shul for morning prayer, also called Shacharis – which would last three hours. Then, they were required to listen to the rabbi’s speech, which sometimes lasted six or seven hours.
The rest of the day was spent either in shul or in class. But school was different than you’d expect – there was no science, English or math class. Mendy explained that Shlomo had written all of his own books, and that he wanted everyone to know them by heart, so the kids were required to spend all of their free time studying them – and nothing else.
‘We didn’t even know what the word “science” meant. We didn’t speak a word of English. No reading,’ he said.
‘If you write “ABC” in Lev Tahor, you get a punishment. We don’t know what Trump is. We don’t know what Biden is. I barely knew what the Holocaust was at the time. No iPhone, no computers, nothing like that unless you were one of the leaders.’
When it came to eating, Mendy said he was forced to skip meals all the time. He also recalled being ‘physically and mentally abused.’
He said, ‘There’s the hitting, the beating up. If someone says a lie – even a small child – they would take hot pepper, the powder, and make them swallow it. After getting hit or beaten, you had to kiss the hand of whoever just hit you and thank him.’
He also said that there was no affection allowed in Lev Tahor, which was made up of about 60 families in total. Parents weren’t allowed to hug their kids – and if they were ever caught having a positive connection with them, the children would be ‘taken away and placed in a different house.’
‘Why? Because they want everyone to believe, listen, and trust only them. If a leader hits you, they don’t want you to go to your mother crying. So they cut off the connection between you and your parents,’ he added.
Mendy called Shlomo a ‘genius’ due to his ability to ‘brainwash and control a few hundred people for years.’
‘People would believe him and follow his society,’ Mendy explained. ‘They made us look at the outside world like it was the worst and we’re the only ones who are the best.
‘They made us believe Lev Tahor is the only authentic form of Judaism in the world, and that it’s better to die than to leave.
The 18-year-old said that after the group moved from Canada to Guatemala in 2014, he had a nervous breakdown.
‘My brain just stopped working because of all this pain. I was thinking of committing suicide. I just exploded,’ he recalled.
‘I was in the hospital for about half a year. Until then, I didn’t understand the things around me were wrong. Most kids wouldn’t understand it was wrong.
‘But in the hospital, I started thinking differently. I got a different perspective from everyone else in the cult. It was then I started thinking about how I could leave Lev Tahor.’
In 2017, Shlomo drowned in a river during a trip to Mexico, and his son, Nachman Helbrans, took over. According to Mendy, life in the group got even worse after that.
The final straw for him was when Nachman announced that there was a new rule – ‘everyone had to get married at 12 or 13 years old.’
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The COVID-19 vaccines appear to be causing a global health disaster. There are so many warnings from all around the world. I’ll list just a few in this column. But the U.S. media remains silent. They’re as quiet as a church mouse. Why?
Japan’s Ministry of Health just announced that “the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines could cause heart-related side effects in younger males.” Health experts in Japan have witnessed skyrocketing rates of myocarditis and pericarditis in young men and teenagers. And they’ve seen the same nonstop heart issues with middle-aged and older individuals.
All over America, and all over the world, cardiac arrest, heart inflammation and heart attack deaths are exploding. Young athletes are dropping right on the field; star soccer players in Europe are dropping dead in the middle of games; referees, coaches and even fans in the stands are having cardiac emergencies. It’s something no one has ever seen before. It’s an epidemic.
What do all these victims have in common? They’ve all been vaccinated.
In America, the media is filled with reports of hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units overwhelmed with seriously ill patients. From coast to coast, there are so many sick people lined up that there aren’t enough beds or nurses. Sick patients are lying on gurneys along the hallways. Doctors and medical experts call it a “mystery” why so many Americans are sick. They can’t understand what’s happening.
But I can solve the mystery. I believe that these are COVID-19 vaccine-related injuries overwhelming ERs and ICUs. The very illnesses that are most prevalent in this mysterious health emergency — heart attack deaths, cardiac arrest, strokes, blood clots, multiple organ failure — are all the same COVID-19 vaccine side effects listed in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
What a coincidence.
But it’s not just in the USA. It’s happening everywhere. In the U.K., the Evening Standard newspaper reports up to 300,000 British citizens are facing sudden heart related illness and cardiac arrest.
U.K. medical experts are blaming PPSD — “post-pandemic stress disorder.” Three hundred thousand Brits aren’t dying and crippled from the vaccine. Of course not. They’re all nuts. It’s all in their heads.
These brainwashed Kool-Aid drinkers can’t see what’s right in front of their faces. Or perhaps doctors, scientists and researchers are too afraid of losing their medical licenses, or losing multimillion-dollar government grants, to speak up.
In the case of the media, it’s all about greed. Big Pharma buys a large proportion of the ads on every TV news network in America. Offend Big Pharma with stories of vaccine deaths and injuries, and the media could lose billions of dollars in revenue. Half the newsroom could be fired.
Not to mention stock prices would collapse in these media companies. There go the retirement accounts of Lester Holt, Don Lemon, Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. So, the truth is hard to come by.
What’s the truth? All anyone with a shred of credibility, morality and decency have to look at are a few key factors.
First, the Food and Drug Administration has reportedly requested 75 years to fully release the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data. If I told you to “Trust me, I’m selling the world’s best health tonic, but I can’t disclose any of the test results or ingredients for 75 years, until everyone asking is dead,” would you trust me? Would you buy what I was selling? Would you inject it into your body
Second, a federal judge demanded some of that data be released immediately by Pfizer. Just in the first few pages, detailing results from just the first few weeks of vaccines, Pfizer admits in their own data that their vaccine was linked to fatal outcomes for 1,223 Americans and produced 42,086 reports of adverse effects. Among the most prominent adverse effects were heart attacks and heart problems.
Third, the VAERS system is reporting a number of adverse effects possibly linked to the vaccines — including tens of thousands of hospitalizations, crippling injuries and permanent disabilities. That’s just in America. The EU numbers are even higher.
Now let me let you in on a terrible secret. My insider health care sources are reporting so many victims are filing reports with VAERS that the system is hopelessly overwhelmed and backed up. There may be 20,000 or 40,000 or 60,000 more deaths waiting to be processed into the VAERS system. They tell me the numbers are staggering.
Now you know why hospital ERs and ICUs are overwhelmed with people who are seriously ill.
So, my question is, shouldn’t someone be investigating this escalating health disaster? Shouldn’t someone in the media be reporting on this unimaginable tragedy? Should politicians be protecting us?
One thing I know: Something very bad and very evil is happening.
Wayne Allyn Root is host of the nationally syndicated Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered on USA Radio Network.
When black power was threatening white supremacy 50 years ago they sent CIA operatives like Gloria Steinem to divide us. These white feminists recruited people like Bell Hooks to repeat their talking points and get black women to fight black men instead of white supremacy.
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