As YWN has been reporting, intense efforts were underway to rescue 6 children from the Lev Tahor Cult, currently located in Guatemala. Those efforts have B”H been successful, and they have all arrived safely in the United States.
The children are the 4 daughters and 2 sons of Rebbitzen Sara Feige Teller, a sister of current Lev Tahor leader, Nachman Helbrans. (Nachman assumed leadership of the cult following the 2017 drowning death of his father, Shlomo Helbrans, the founder of Lev Tahor.) She is married to Rabbi Aron Aryeh Teller, rosh yeshivah of Lev Tahor.
Rebbitzen Teller was placed in Cherem, reportedly after she voiced opposition to several new Takkanos imposed by the cult’s leadership that she felt differed from the Mesorah of her father, Shlomo Helbrans. She also had voiced opposition to a forced marriage of her eldest daughter, 13, to a 17-year-old son of cult leader Mayer Rosner. Several of her children were taken away and placed in other homes, and she was forced to work as a cleaning lady in the home of Mayer Rosner.