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Leader of ultra-Orthodox sect 'Lev Tahor' reportedly drowns in Mexico

The leader of the extremist ultra-Orthodox sect Lev Tahor (Pure Heart) reportedly drowned in a river in Mexico on Friday.

According to the local daily Diario Chiapas, Rabbi Shlomo Erez Helbrans’s body was identified on Friday, after a strong current swept him along the Shujabal River into the town of Unión Juárez. The rabbi, 55, had reportedly been carrying out a ritual immersion in preparation for Shabbat.

Photo by Jorge Lopez



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