The leader of the sect Lev Tahor are believed to have drowned in Mexico

News 10 July, 2017
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    The spiritual leader of the jewish sect ultraorthodoxe Lev Tahor, rabbi Shlomo Erez Helbrans, is drowned to death Friday in Mexico.

    The religious 55-year-old was swept away by the current of the river of Shujubal when he participated in a ceremony of purification by water during the day of Shabbat, reports the daily Diaro de Chiapas.

    His body was found a little later by the civil protection of the State of Chiapas.

    The members of Lev Tahor settled in this region of Mexico a few weeks ago after being deported from Guatemala, where they lived since 2013.

    This jewish sect ultraorthodoxe has been much talk of it when its 200 members had settled in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in the Laurentians.

    The youth court had ordered a few years ago that 14 children from the sect to be entrusted to foster families in the wake of complaints of physical abuse.

    The group had fled to settle in Ontario in 2013, where he faced the same charges.

    The sect was exiled in Guatemala before a conflict with the villagers would choose Mexico.