Yoil Weingarten, a member of the ultra-orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor, defends his community and accuses Israel of being behind the persecution of his community. Weingarten also responds to the allegation of neglect, and poor hygiene. Video shot outside his home in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, 100 kilometres north of Montreal, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Over 200 members of the sect, which is led by Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, left their homes in Quebec for Ontario amid allegations of neglect by youth protection services. The group claims that they were leaving because of harsh youth protection and education laws. (Dario Ayala / THE GAZETTE)
Members of the Lev Tahor community of about 200 people -- about half of them children- were under investigation by social services in Quebec for a host of issues including hygiene, children's health and allegations that the children weren't learning according the Quebec curriculum.