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Rabbi Shlomo's reign of terror

It is one o'clock in the afternoon, but it seems the electrical goods store in Rishon Lezion, where I arranged to meet the interviewees, is about to close: an iron shutter closes the entrance up to two-thirds of its length. I bend through the lower third and see them inside. The members of the families whose loved ones were sucked into the black hole of the "Pure Heart" sect are hiding, scared. "You don't know what you're getting into", they will tell me shortly. "Keep in mind that they can hurt anyone. Even you."

Orit Cohen's relative is in the sect with his wife and six children. A relative of Oded Tweek is there with her seven children. Hali's family member (pseudonym) is in the sect with his four children. After the evidence of the acts of violence and abuse and the long hand of the cult leaders, I am beginning to fear. It seems that the only insurance certificate against harm to me, if indeed they are dangerous people as they are attributed, is to simply write about it.

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