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Leadership behind bars, Lev Tahor cult now seeking to move to Morocco, opponents say

Beleaguered ultra-Orthodox cult Lev Tahor is seeking to move to Morocco, and recently received the blessing of a prominent Moroccan-Israeli rabbi with an international celebrity following, as the extremist group seeks footing after fleeing other countries and having its leadership imprisoned, an activist opposed to the group said.

Uriel Goldman, one of Lev Tahor’s leaders, met recently with Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto in Morocco to win his favor to support the move, according to Lev Tahor Survivors, an organization supporting defectors who fled the group.

A representative of the Morocco’s small Jewish community said he had no knowledge of the cult and said Pinto was not connected to the wider community.



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