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Lev Tahor Children Back to Quebec
February 3, 2014 permalink
Today Ontario judge Stephen Fuerth ordered 14 of the Lev Tahor children into foster care, with 13 of them to be returned to Quebec. The order is stayed for 30 days to allow for an appeal.
Ontario judge rules Lev Tahor kids should be returned to Quebec
CHATHAM, Ont. -- An Ontario judge has ruled that 13 children from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect must be turned over to child protection authorities in Quebec.
Most of the Lev Tahor community of about 200 people left Quebec while they were being investigated by social services and settled in Chatham, Ont., in November.
The court in Quebec ordered in their absence that 14 of the children be placed in foster care and children's aid in Chatham had asked the court to enforce that order.
Ontario Court Judge Stephen Fuerth ordered Monday that the children -- with the exception of a 17-year-old who is also married and a mother -- be returned to Quebec to the care of child welfare there.
The community was under investigation for issues including hygiene, children's health and allegations that the children weren't learning according to the provincial curriculum.
The community denies any mistreatment of the children and says they were already planning to move out of Quebec.
The judge has put a 30-day stay on the order to give the families a chance to appeal.
During those 30 days, child protection workers in Chatham will be allowed to randomly drop in on the community to make sure the children are still there and to assess their well-being.
Fuerth was critical of the community's decision to leave Quebec in the middle of the night, which he says was clearly done in haste.
"The unilateral actions of the respondents to flee from Quebec placed these children at further risk of harm and could not be construed as concern for the interests of their children," he said in his decision.
Here are two earlier stories about Lev Tahor.
Lev Tahor: ‘We want to go backwards’
CHATHAM, Ont. — About halfway through our interview, Uriel Goldman received a call on his cellphone. Family service workers from Chatham-Kent Child Services had appeared at his home for a surprise visit. His attendance was required.
Goldman left to meet the two investigators, returning 30 minutes later. The unscheduled visit was nothing new, he explained. In fact, it was the third such visit that day. Since the group of 250 members of Lev Tahor, an ultra-Orthodox sect seeking to live a “pure” Jewish lifestyle, relocated to Chatham-Kent from Quebec in November, the visits have become an almost daily occurrence.
The Lev Tahor, Hebrew for “pure heart,” families are asked about their treatment of their children, their living conditions are investigated and, in at least one case, the child-care workers asked to see a mother change her baby’s diaper and then checked the infant’s body for bruises.
Lev Tahor adept at use of technology
In addition, Chatham-Kent police have visited the community several times to reassure themselves and child protection officials that the children are appropriately cared for.
Nothing has ever been found, Goldman said, referring to the charges of child abuse or neglect that have dogged the group, first in Israel, then in Quebec and now in Ontario.
The complaints levelled by Quebec child protection authorities have included neglect, girls having fungus on their feet, physical abuse, giving children melatonin (an over-the-counter sleep aid) to calm them, and even a suggestion of mass suicide if they faced the prospect of losing their children.
Recently, an Ontario court held a hearing to determine whether the court had jurisdiction to uphold a Quebec court ruling to remove 14 children from three Lev Tahor families. On Nov. 27, 2013, a Quebec judge ordered the children be placed temporarily in foster care, undergo medical examinations and receive psychological support. But by then, community members with children had moved to Ontario.
Judge Stephen Fuerth of the Ontario court of justice will announce his decision on Feb. 3. Chris Knowles, the lawyer for Lev Tahor, suggested to reporters there might be an appeal against an adverse finding.
Lev Tahor members reject allegations of abuse or a suicide pact. Goldman and his colleagues, Mayer Rosner and Yakev Weingarten, laughed at the absurdity of the idea that the group would do themselves in. They say the allegation was based on the uninformed speculation of former Lev Tahor member Adam Brudzewsky, whose suggestion was repeated in court Nov. 27. His identity and testimony were only made public last week after a publication ban was lifted Jan. 16.
That former member is not credible at all, they said. Lev Tahor provided The CJN with an 11-page letter signed by four members of the Weingarten family, who knew Brudzewsky before they joined the group. The letter’s allegations about Brudzewsky, dating back to their acquaintance in Monsey, N.Y., bring his testimony into question, they say.
As for fungus on the feet, a Montreal dermatologist spent several hours at the Lev Tahor community in Ste. Agathe, examined 61 children and found nothing out of the ordinary. The minor skin conditions she discovered were nothing more than what you’d find in any population, she said.
Referring to another child worker’s allegation – that children were given melatonin – Weingarten said not every parent used the hormone, which is used to help them sleep, not to calm them. “You can see how ridiculous” the allegation is, he said.
As for other charges, which originated in Ontario, not Quebec, an Ontario judge has already overturned a removal order that had placed two children in foster care. In that case, a toddler was taken into protective custody over what appeared to be bruising on the face. It was nothing more than the remains of a permanent marker and the efforts of the parents to wash it off, the group’s spokesmen said.
In a 2-1/2-hour visit earlier this month to the Lev Tahor shtetl, located on the outskirts of Chatham, I found dozens of smiling children, curious about the newcomer and eager to have their photos taken. Boys were in school, studying Judaic subjects. Boys and girls are educated separately.
The children seemed happy and well-fed and showed no signs of fear or distrust. The boys wore the same sort of black garb, crowned with a type of pillbox hat.
The girls, from a very young age, were dressed in black robes and head coverings that have led some to dub Lev Tahor the “Jewish Taliban.”
The men wear long black coats and wide-brimmed hats, similar to those of other ultra-Orthodox groups. The women’s clothing was designed by Lev Tahor members after they researched traditional European Jewish clothing, Weingarten said. Bringing up some images on his laptop, he showed groups of European Jews wearing similar long-flowing robes, perhaps from the 19th century.
For Lev Tahor, those were the good old days. “We’re more old-fashioned,” Goldman acknowledged. “We go to the sources. We don’t believe in any compromise. We think it’s authentic Judaism. We want to go backwards. We understand that our great-great-grandparents were smarter than us.
“We can see in the old literature that the people were very, very clever. They saw that to serve HaShem, there’s no need to make a compromise.”
It was that refusal to compromise that drove Lev Tahor to Ontario, they explained. At the heart of the issue was their desire to educate their children as they saw fit, without being forced to include subjects anathema to them – evolution and homosexuality.
“There’s one curriculum that every child in Quebec must study, and there’s no exception. It’s against the Jewish religion and it’s not just our problem,” Goldman said, referring to other religious groups in the province.
Though Lev Tahor had been living in Quebec for nearly 20 years, their lives changed after a CBC radio documentary aired in October 2011.
“They said our schools don’t go the same way as the Ministry of Education. That invited the government to come. We knew we [couldn’t] comply exactly with them,” Goldman said.
“Evolution, homosexuality, that goes against our religion. Evolution means there’s no Creator. We can’t teach that,” he said.
The group researched other Canadian jurisdictions and determined that Ontario provided the best opportunity to home-school their children, teach them the required material while not violating their religious beliefs.
“Absolutely,” Goldman said when asked if the children are taught secular subjects. But they do “mix in Torah together.
“The Torah talks about a lot of subjects,” including geometry, mathematics, biology. “We do learn secular subjects in a religious way,” he said.
In April 2013 – long before the November court ruling in Quebec – the group hired a real estate agent to find a suitable location, Rosner said. A site in Chatham-Kent was found, consisting of a row of 15 to 20 bungalows, side by side. Community members with school-aged children settled there; others rented apartments in town, in close proximity to each other. The other members remained in Quebec.
The spokesmen reject suggestions Lev Tahor has the characteristics of a cult. In a cult, people “have been brainwashed to accept beliefs and practices, not in a logical way, [through] mind control,” said Weingarten. “Our message is open, and so, clean of all kinds of influences. We don’t hide anything. We’re so open with one message and it’s that we want to keep the Torah as given.
“People can understand it… with his own logical opinion, can accept or reject a part, but it’s a message that is clear.” He said there is no charismatic leader, no appeal to emotions or to irrationality.
“Here it’s clean and open,” he said. “It’s the Torah message.”
The group prepares all its own food from scratch. Lev Tahor members buy kosher beef directly from the slaughterhouse. They don’t trust the kashrut of meat sold in retail outlets, Goldman said.
The group’s members rely largely on contributions from outside supporters for their subsistence.
Asked to explain the bad press the group has received over the years, the spokesmen said it goes back to the group’s formative years in Israel. The group is openly anti-Zionist. They believe only the Messiah can establish a Jewish state.
That obviously goes against the grain in Israel and among Jewish communities around the world, for whom Israel is a centrepiece of their identity, they say.
When they first moved to Quebec about 20 years ago, an Israeli official expressed concerns to the Quebec media over the welfare of Lev Tahor children. The group’s founder, Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, had been convicted in New York of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy he had been tutoring. He served two years in jail. He returned to Israel and the group coalesced around him.
Goldman said Israeli authorities opposed the group because it is anti-Zionist. They are also angry that Rabbi Helbrans was granted refugee status by Canada.
As for their reception in Chatham, it’s been only positive. “We’ve been received wonderfully,” Rosner said. “During Chanukah we invited [our neighbours] to join us and to say hello. Many came daily to say, ‘We support you.’”
“They feel we’re being persecuted,” Goldman said, adding locals from Chatham have attended court to show their support.
Source: Canadian Jewish News
A glimpse inside life at Lev Tahor's Chatham-area settlement
Allegations of child abuse, even a suicide pact. A hasty, late-night exodus from Quebec. A police swoopdown on their secluded retreat. As a Jewish sect that’s taken up life in remote Southwestern Ontario braces for a court decision on whether Quebec can seize 14 of their children, Jane Sims takes a glimpse inside Lev Tahor.
CHATHAM – Head down, hand on his wide-brimmed hat to hold it in place while his robes flap, a Lev Tahor man steels himself against a stiff winter wind.
The gusts howl down the long laneway at Spurgeon Villa, a collection of modest older duplexes outside Chatham, surrounded by frozen corn fields.
The man ducks into a small office building, near the highway, that’s been converted into a makeshift synagogue and school for boys.
Lev Tahor, a controversial ultra-orthodox Jewish sect, whose name means “pure heart” in Hebrew and is led by the radical Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, is making do here in a remote corner of Southwestern Ontario, where it fled from Quebec in November.
Many of the impromptu school’s room-dividers are made of blue tarps hung from the ceiling. Religious texts crowd the desks in every room.
In the synagogue, men and teens finish daily prayers.
In the classrooms, little boys dressed like their male elders look at a stranger with shy smiles, wide eyes and silence.
The sect landed north of Chatham after a swift exodus from Quebec in November. But like the winds that howl and kick up the snow here, storm clouds of controversy have blown with the group into Ontario.
Monday, an Ontario Court judge will decide if local child protection workers can act on a Quebec order to seize 14 Lev Tahor children and put them in temporary foster care with Hasidic families in Montreal for 30 days.
Quebec authorities believe the kids were physically and psychologically abused at their former settlement north of Montreal in Ste. Agathe-des-Monts, Que., the sect’s home for a dozen years.
Lev Tahor argues this is just another in a series of attacks on their religious freedom from a secular state, using educational standards that go against their teachings and their children as weapons in a battle to destroy their cause.
Dubbed the “Jewish Taliban,” the group has been maligned in Israel for its anti-Zionist stance, pegged as a cult under Helbrans’ control and scrutinized for months in Quebec over claims of child abuse and neglect.
In Chatham, local child-protection authorities have kept a close watch on them. Three days ago, members of the Quebec Provincial Police swooped down on the settlement armed with criminal search warrants for two homes.
After a two-hour search, they left without making an arrest.
The 250 members in Chatham have hunkered down for now in the little rural neighbourhood of tiny rental duplexes that pop up in the middle of nowhere.
An exasperated Mayer Rosner, 37, a director in the community and spokesperson, said the children haven’t been hurt by their parents but “are being abused by the ongoing investigations.”
“Each time they’re coming, we have to take a deep breath,” he said. “They’re looking for problems.”
While they wait for Monday’s court decision, the sect has been on its own public relations blitz — welcoming outsiders in, especially journalists, for a glimpse into their closed community.
For a group that rejects most modern conveniences, and dresses in conservative clothes that stand out for their modesty, they are media-savvy with cellphones and a website. A TV documentary film crew recently spent a week there.
What they deny are the laundry list of allegations told to a Quebec court a week after they left, including beatings with sticks, sedating children with drugs, arranged marriages for girls as young as 14, neglect and poor education standards.
Lev Tahor say it’s all persecution — that their children are clean and being educated on their terms; that the wider secular world doesn’t understand them.
Rosner, Lev Tahor’s media point person in Chatham, is anxious to show the progress the group has made in just two months.
School is going well, he said, as he whisks from room to room in the old empty offices to show off boys dutifully reciting their lessons based on religious texts.
In one room, they’re building a mikveh, a large bath used to cleanse the impure, a requirement for the women after their menstrual cycles and child birth.
Rosner walks back to his small two-bedroom home, forgoing an offer of a ride, explaining he can’t be in a car alone with a woman.
At the house, his wife, Malka, is cooking for Shabbat, the Jewish sabbath, with their five daughters. All wear long black robes and head scarves.
The smell of apple cake baking in the oven fills the tiny space.
They have nine kids. Their oldest daughter, 17, was married a year ago and lives with her husband.
Rosner sits at the table with his baby son. His cell phone rings every few minutes. “We’re living in an office,” his wife says cheerfully, as he takes another call.
The couple say they’re coping after leaving an established settlement in Quebec, 800 km away, but it’s tough.
“We had our own bakery, our own grocery, our own school, our own synagogue, our own houses,” his wife says.
When asked, Rosner denies every allegation placed before the Quebec judge, including accusations the group is a cult, that it’s moving to Iran and has a suicide pact should things not go their way.
The rabbi, Rosner says, doesn’t control the group but is a reasonable man willing to listen to others. He uses logic and the Torah to show them the way.
“It’s not brainwashing,” Rosner says, pointing to one of Helbrans’ massive publications.
“This is the real way. Right now, we are a small seed. But a seed can grow.
“The world today is going down, down, down. He’s just saying he has the solution.”
What Lev Tahor wants the world to see is a happy, self-sufficient community, minding its own business, raising kids the way it wants. Rosner insists what’s being presented isn’t an act — if it was, they’ve been role-playing for months while the investigations go on.
They divert the focus to their concerns about Quebec’s insistence their schooling is inadequate.
Rosner’s wife, Malka, turns the pages of the math workbooks she’s printed by hand for her daughters she teaches at home. Quebec’s education policies, the group says, are the real reason for the unwanted child welfare probe.
She said she was upset when a judge was told the teachings were well below standard and that the children “didn’t know math and they didn’t know anything.”
“I was very insulted because I work for 10 years,” she said. “I was working so hard.”
The math problems focus on “practical things,” like working out how to make five times a recipe, or calculating a penalty on a late Hydro Quebec bill. Everything is based on religious teaching. While the children are taught some English, Yiddish is the main language of instruction.
They refuse to compromise on their curriculum. Any instruction about evolution or sex education is refused. In Quebec, the children weren’t taught French. Geography lessons focus on identifying places in the world.
“Why teach the history of Canada?” she says. “We are Jewish people. We are proud to live in Canada, but we are not proud Canadians.”
What wasn’t in their lesson plans was fear.
“Children are waking up in the middle of the night running to mother’s bed, (saying) ‘mommy, I think the social services are here,’ ” Rosner says.
Recently, much to the dismay of their own family court lawyers, hand-written letters were sent to the media by group members. One was from a 17-year-old mother of a baby, another from other children named in the Quebec foster care order.
Rosner’s children, who aren’t part of the court case, have their own distraught views. Their mother points to one daughter’s writings. “She feels like someone is squeezing her and the blood is coming out,” she says, pointing to a red streak in a notebook and then a black square.
“The day to her looks black.”
Whatever way the court rules Monday, it’s not the end of Lev Tahor’s journey.
Rosner says they’re checking out other properties in Ontario for a permanent settlement. Helbrans is to move to Ontario. They want to sell the Ste. Agathe homes and tie up loose ends there before making a clean break from Quebec.
He says Chatham has been friendly and sympathetic. They’ve also met with the area’s MP.
“So far, it’s worked out much better. And I hope it’s going to work out good with child protection,” Rosner says.
But after two months in Ontario, nerves are frayed and Lev Tahor is tired of the outside prying.
“We might close our doors (on) them soon,” Rosner says of child welfare authorities. “The feeling we have now is, enough is enough.”
ABOUT LEV TAHOR
- Ultra-orthodox Jewish sect led by Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans, 52, who served two years in a U.S. prison for kidnapping a 13-year-old boy he was trying to convert.
- Helbrans’ teachings reject the state of Israel, believing it should never have been established until the coming of the Messiah.
- Followers believe in strict adherence to the Torah: They reject modern life, wear traditional dark clothing, follow a strict diet, marry young and speak Yiddish.
- Homes are undecorated, without most modern conveniences.
- Men are the authority figures.
- Women are concealed in black robes.
- Members say Helbrans’ extreme views have made him a pariah in Israel, where critics claim he’s a cult leader willing to use violence to control followers.
- After his U.S. prison term, Helbrans was deported to Israel in 1996. Weeks later, he was in Quebec claiming his life was in danger. He won refugee status in 2003.
- He and his group settled in Ste. Agathes-des-Monts, Que., but fled for Ontario after child-welfare officials began legal action to put 14 kids in foster care.
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
“Child welfare law applies — whether you are a Jew, a Catholic, a Muslim or a snake charmer. “If you’re (suspected of) violating the basic tenets of child protection, then the state has to step in whatever your religion.”
— Marvin Kurz, general counsel, B’Nai Brith Canada
“My clients say religious intolerance drives the investigation . . . they are saying that the actions of the Quebec children’s aid society were motivated by an intolerance to their religious belief.”
— Windsor lawyer Chris Knowles, representing Lev Tahor
WE ASKED: Is Lev Tahor’s quick exit from Quebec linked to that province’s drive for a secular state, including its proposed Charter of Values that would ban public workers from wearing religious symbols?
“Certainly, here it’s believed that it’s closely related. On the other hand. it’s one of those cases where it’s brought some people to support the charter,” because of allegations — not proven in court — surrounding the treatment of children. “That’s sort of the way the issue is being seen here — these are crazy people who use their religion to bully their children.”
— Desmond Morton, historian, McGill University, Montreal
It’s not clear where the truth lies about the child-protection issues versus freedom of religion in this case, but Quebec’s proposed charter is sending a message. “Regular people that feel that religion has a particular role they want it to play in their lives, and that manifests itself in some physical way, are being communicated a particular message which is, ‘We don’t want that here.’”
— Cara Zwibel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Source: Chatham Daily News
Members of Lev Tahor have reached out to the media for help. Enclosed are two emails received by fixcas, one from Rachel Kxxx and the other from Miriam G Helbrans. The first name is defaced with x's to keep her out of trouble with a publication ban. The name of the other person, Helbrans, has been published in the press and appears here in the clear. There were attachments to both emails. Attachments in derogation of the ban on names are omitted. But attachments found openly on Google have been included anyway.
Miriam G Helbrans
- Rachel Kxxx <email@example.com>
- "Chatham-Kent Children's Services" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rawle Elliot <email@example.com>, Gerri Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Chris Knowels <email@example.com>, Armenia Teixeira <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Letter from Rachel Kxxx
- Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:59:02 -0500
- BCC to:
My name is Rachel Kxxx, I reside in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.
I was recently on the headlines without my name being mentioned.
Because I believe that my case is not personal in its nature, and touches human right issues that is interest of the public, I had decided to cry out to public figures.
Wherever feels it helpful to pass this letter to others or to publish it, I give my full permission for that. However my name has to be modified or ignored since its currently under a publication ban. (All other personal details, such as my location, community and case - besides my name - *are free to the public)*.
*Please find my letter attached to this email,* as well a typed copy in a Word file format. I have also attached a letter from my two friends, Yehudit Nechama Sxxxxxxxx and her sister Miriam Sxxxxxxxx, which are in a similar situation in the same case. Also is attached a copy of the full original letter from Professor Rubinstein to which i'm referring in my letter.
I will be pleased to be contacted for more information.
Thanks in advance,
- Miriam G Helbrans <email@example.com>
- "Chatham-Kent Children's Services" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Rawle Elliot <email@example.com>, Armenia Teixeira <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- A letter from Miriam Gittel Helbrans
- Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:25:06 -0500
- BCC to:
With the help of Hashem!
*The permanent marker which threatened to destroy my life and family!But it is not the permanent marker to blame....*
An open letter to any one who may help!
My name is Miriam Gittel Helbrans, I am the second daughter of Rabbi Helbrans, the Grand Rabbi of the Lev Tahor community. I live in Chatham-Kent, Ontario.
I'm married and a mother of 3.
I am going through a difficult time.
The Youth Protection of Québec singled our entire community as a target for persecution, in order to achieve their secular agendas. Their persecution was backed up by Israeli institutions that hated us because my father, the Rabbi, is one of the most famous Jewish opponents of the Zionist regime.
The Youth Protection of Québec which used the excuse of schooling regulations to destruct our life by endless and senseless humiliating methods all under the cover of "investigation".
As well known it ended up in finding nothing wrong in our community and then the Youth Protection of Québec called families to court to compel them to comply with the secular curriculum or to face the penalty of their kids seized for ever.
As well known, all families of Lev Tahor, Implemented their long-planned contingency plan of leaving the Province of Quebec and resettling in the Province of Ontario where their laws fits the freedom of religion.
The residents of Chatham, Ontario had and still welcomed us, supporting us, praying for us and expressed understanding to our sensitive situation. We appreciate it and may Hashem bless them.
However, one small group of people, united under the banner of helping and supporting children, they are known as "Children's Aid Society", for reasons known only to them, they choose to sprinkle salt on our open wounds.
I have no doubt that the Children's Aid Society was convinced on the high level of the care for our children; they know that the Quebec authorities didn't find anything wrong after trying so hard to.
Our community tried so much to cooperate with the Children's Aid Society, we open them all the doors, we let them interview again all our children and so on...
The Children's Aid Society prejudged our community, thought that since we are persecuted people, we shall be easy prey for them. They start persecute us for nothing or may be for being devoted Jews.
They started with the same two families that were randomly selected to be called to court in Québec. The Children's Aid Society know as a fact that the 14 children of those two families are at the best condition that possible for a reasonable family beside that they are suffering from tremendous frustration why they have to be treated like criminals for being a devoted Jew.
The lawyer of the Society should study a bit more the law and the Charter before hurrying to terrified innocent families for no reason.
Where this hatred does stem from, that the society lawyer overlooked the decision of the justice of the peace that decide that this children should remain unharmed? why did she choose to appeal the decision on an higher court at the expense of the families? As a human being she should rater resign than committing such horrible duty.
But this was just the beginning; the next victim were no other than my innocent children that were apprehended, why?
You know why? Because I'm devoted Jewish mother from the devoted Jewish group called Lev Tahor! That why the blood and pain of my children are no even worth for consideration by the Children's Raid Society.
Why they choose to begin to destroy my life before destroying other in the Lev Tahor, it is just a matter of finding plots, they probably do not have enough homes for keeping to many apprehended devoted Jewish children, so they must to start somewhere, grabbing some at a time for nonsense plots convert them to secularism and modernization and to grab a bit more children with some more plots...
On my case, it was a permanent marker that caused the tragedy. They didn't even sick to get a warrant, they hurried to horrify.
Don't believe me!
I attached all my court files in my possession. It is PDF's. I did include both their files as well as my file and now it is up for any taxpayer to judge if his tax funded society did really concern for the safety of my children and if this was the reason for the apprehension.
At the time of the apprehension I was due to give birth. I will never be able to describe this painfully five days. Only Hashem save me from falling apart for ever.
Hashem did blessed Ontario with honorable straight and true Judges that one of them rule to return to immediate retuning the children to my and my husband's care.
However, at that time I was not in the position opposing the last minute offer from the society to agree to a supervision order. I did agree and at the time, the honorable Judge approved the uncontested agreement as part of an interim court order.
Just hours after the honorable Judge decision to return the children, I gave birth to my 3rd son, O Hashem I could I thank you, the baby born healthy and neither I nor my new born boy suffer any emotional or otherwise health problem. It is a miracle from Hashem to show that he is in fact listening to prayers that are accompanied by tears.
Meanwhile my friends, the other innocent beloved mothers of the community, started to feel the nature of a wolf that seeks causes to scramble a sheep in any of the further daily repeated search visits and interviews...
The level of stress, afraid and suffer that the small boys and girls started to have from the unreasonable search and frightening methods did not let the community organizers any choice but to let the society know that they will rather being imprisoned than to let this torture campaign of the innocent children and mother to reach the 6 month blood-red line.
I was left alone, bounded by a court decision that was done by good faith of the honorable judge, to allow the Society raid society do conduct visits in my home.
I was so hopeful that the court hearing today, will resulted in releasing me from the almost assured possibility that a libel will be anyway made up since I'm the only one left bound to unwillingly 'cooperate' with the society.
However, it was my fault of a few hours delay in filing my concerns to the honorable court that resulted to adjourn the hearings. I can not imagine my children being further terrorized by seeing again persons visit their house to look for unreasonable reasons to abduct them.
I know that my lawyer will be very upset by his client violating the law and publish all court document with the identifying her self and her children's name for the public. But I have no choice; I will rather pay the $10,000 fine than watching my children horrified for noting.
I must cry out to just any one, please call the society and look for some human feeling at the society's office and ask them please gave up the improper visits and withdraw your unjustified case against any innocent parents including Jewish devoted one.
Miriam Gittel Helbrans
Miriam Helbrans has her own website, Hi, I'm from Lev Tahor.
Addendum: The decision of judge Stephen J Fuerth is online, Chatham-Kent Children’s Services v. A.H.