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Was missing teen with extremist cult Lev Tahor?

Report reveals prevoiusly-unknown details of investigations into Moishe Kleinerman's disappearance.

Was missing teen with extremist cult Lev Tahor?

Lev Tahor members escape Mexican shelter

Getaway truck picks up cult members escaping Mexican shelter, drives them towards border with Guatemala.

Lev Tahor members escape Mexican shelter

Efforts ongoing to persuade Lev Tahor families to move to Israel

Following Mexico raid, efforts are ongoing to persuade families of children in Lev Tahor to come to Israel.

Efforts ongoing to persuade Lev Tahor families to move to Israel

Mexico: 17 'Lev Tahor' members arrested in raid

Mexican police raided a local immigration facility near the border with Guatemala on Friday and arrested 17 members of the "Lev Tahor" sect.

Mexico: 17 'Lev Tahor' members arrested in raid

Lev Tahor cult breaks apart

Sources within Lev Tahor working desperately to rebuild cult, prevent members from moving to Israel, report says.

Lev Tahor cult breaks apart

US convicts members of Lev Tahor

Kidnappers switched SIM cards, used forge documents, and more.

US convicts members of Lev Tahor

Lev Tahor find temporary refuge in North Macedonia

After expulsion from Bosnia, members of the Lev Tahor cult continue searching for a place to call home.

Lev Tahor find temporary refuge in North Macedonia

Bosnia announces it will deport Lev Tahor cult members

Lev Tahor 'does not present a threat to local community' in Bosnia, but will soon be reported, report says.

Bosnia announces it will deport Lev Tahor cult members

Lev Tahor planning to move leader's grave to new location

Extremist cult concerned authorities will locate leader's illegal grave, move it to a non-Jewish cemetery.

Lev Tahor planning to move leader's grave to new location

Lev Tahor group settles in Sarajevo

Residents describe "chilling" songs, prayers that last all day, and their feeling of being watched.

Lev Tahor group settles in Sarajevo

Ads in haredi communities warn of Lev Tahor charity collectors

Activists allege funds will be used to settle group in Iran; target of ads, Uriel Goldman, says they just want to buy food.

Ads in haredi communities warn of Lev Tahor charity collectors

New details of Lev Tahor cult kidnapping revealed

Despite FBI involvement, it took Mexican & U.S. police three weeks to locate the two missing teenagers, snatched from their mother's home.

New details of Lev Tahor cult kidnapping revealed

Report: Lev Tahor selling off equipment and furniture

Most members of the Lev Tahor cult have left Guatemala; reports say they are looking to move to an Arab country.

Report: Lev Tahor selling off equipment and furniture

US: Two Lev Tahor leaders convicted of kidnapping, child exploitation

Two leaders of extremist Jewish sect convicted in kidnapping of two children.

Two Lev Tahor leaders convicted in US

Lev Tahor leaders standing trial in New York

As ‘Jewish Taliban’ sect is tossed out of Iraq, its leaders stand trial in New York.

Lev Tahor leaders standing trial in New York

Report: Lev Tahor cult to leave Guatemala

'We are searching for a country which will not disturb us,' senior Lev Tahor member says.

Report: Lev Tahor cult to leave Guatemala

Report: Lev Tahor members flown to unknown destination

Members of Lev Tahor who arrived in Kurdistan were detained by military, flown to unknown destination, report says.

Report: Lev Tahor members flown to unknown destination

Members of Lev Tahor cult attempt to escape to Mexico

Two buses filled with members of the Lev Tahor cult are stopped at the border with Mexico, due to concerns of trying to escape to Iran.

Members of Lev Tahor cult attempt to escape to Mexico

Israeli authorities prevent Lev Tahor members from reaching Iran

Split in Lev Tahor due to concerns over Iran, report says.

Israeli authorities prevent Lev Tahor members from reaching Iran

Report: Members of Lev Tahor cult trying to reach Iran

Israel and US authorities attempting to prevent dozens of Lev Tahor families from reaching Iran-Kurdistan border.

Report: Members of Lev Tahor cult trying to reach Iran

Two members of extremist Lev Tahor cult arrested in Guatemala

Joint US, Guatemalan, operation leads to arrest of two cult members suspected of kidnapping, child abuse.

Two members of Lev Tahor cult arrested in Guatemala

Leaders of Lev Tahor charged with child exploitation in New York

New York’s FBI and US Attorney’s offices announce charges against five leaders of haredi Lev Tahor sect over kidnapping of 14-year-old girl.

Leaders of Lev Tahor charged with child exploitation in New York

Leader of extremist haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor arrested in Guatemala

Yaakov Weinstein of Lev Tahor arrested on first day of Pesach on suspicion of kidnapping.

Leader of Lev Tahor arrested in Guatemala

Member of Lev Tahor sect indicted for child abuse

Former principal of Lev Tahor school in Canada indicted for alleged physical and mental torture of children.

Indictment against member of Lev Tahor sect

Fringe Jewish sect 'Lev Tahor' seeks asylum - in Iran

Radical sect calls for cooperation with Iranian government to 'to 'liberate the Holy Land' from 'Zionist dominance'.

Fringe Jewish sect 'Lev Tahor' seeks asylum - in Iran

Five leaders of Lev Tahor cult indicted for kidnapping attempt

Leaders of fringe haredi group 'Lev Tahor' indicted in New York for attempted kidnapping.

Five leaders of Lev Tahor cult indicted for kidnapping attempt

Teens rescued from 'Lev Tahor' cult found again after kidnapping

2 teens kidnapped after previously being rescued from a Jewish religious cult in Guatemala were found in Mexico more than three weeks later.

Teens rescued from 'Lev Tahor' cult found again after kidnapping

Watch:Yidid Nefesh by Lev Tahor

Lev Tahor's vocal coordination skills in this acapella version of the Jewish classic is on full display.

Watch:Yidid Nefesh by Lev Tahorplayer

Watch: New single by Lev Tahor

The band releases a slick new music video, featuring professional dancers and a catchy tune.

Watch: New single by Lev Tahorplayer

'I've been in Lev Tahor for 12 years, and it's a living hell'

Teen who grew up in fringe religious group describes life in the group. Adult escapee says drowned rabbi wasn't in charge.

'I've been in Lev Tahor for 12 years, and it's a living hell'

Report: 'Lev Tahor' leader has drowned in Mexico

Leader of ultra-stringent group dies while immersing in river, Foreign Ministry investigates.

Report: 'Lev Tahor' leader has drowned in Mexico

Guatemalan mayor to serve year in jail for expelling haredim

Mayor to serve 1 year in prison for expelling 500 members of extremist haredi sect Lev Thor.

Guatemalan mayor to serve year in jail for expelling haredim

No evidence of crimes by Lev Tahor sect

A delegation of Israeli officials visited the Lev Tahor community in Guatemala amid allegations of abuse and child marriages.

No evidence of crimes by Lev Tahor sect

Jewish sect in Guatemala

Lev Tahor relocates within Guatemala after saying it was harassed by local authorities.

Jewish sect in Guatemala

Guatemalan authorities raid 'Lev Tahor' sect

Police in Guatemala raid compound of extreme sect 'Lev Tahor' after suspicions of child abuse; sect had left Canada for similar reasons.

Guatemalan authorities raid fringe 'Lev Tahor' sect

Lev Tahor Cult Searches for New Home in Guatemala

Controversial cult was expelled from a Guatemalan village, but members say they want to stay in Central American state.

Extremist Haredi Cult Searches for New Home in Guatemalaplayer

Jews Leave Guatemalan Village Claiming Threats

230 Jews, reportedly from the Lev Tahor cult, start leaving village; locals claim they 'wanted to impose their religion.'

Jews Leave Guatemalan Village Claiming Threats

Persecuted Guatemalan Jews from Lev Tahor

After media hubbub over Nazi-like threats against Jews, local leader says Spanish news omitted that group is Jewish cult.

Lost in Translation? 'Expelled' Guatemalan Jews from Lev Tahor

Anti-Zionist Cult Arrests Over Illegal Canada Stay

Lev Tahor cult back in news as immigration officials swoop down on compound, claims it is target of 'anti-Semitism.'

Anti-Zionist Cult Members Arrested For Illegal Stay in Canada

Children from 'Lev Tahor' Back in Canadian Custody

Seven of thirteen children found, returned to Children's Services in Ontario; Lev Tahor members cry 'anti-Semitism.'

Children from 'Lev Tahor' Cult Back in Canadian Custody