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Lev Tahor and The Quebec Homeschooling Case

“Lev Tahor is a fringe movement from within ultra-orthodox Judaism and is headed by Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans and his son Nachman. The Rabbi is now estranged from his wife and one of his sons, who are now in Israel. Lev Tahor has been called a ‘Haredi burqa sect’ or part of the ‘Jewish Taliban.’ Its members are known in Canada and Israel for homeschooling their children. Sometime in 2013, investigations began in Quebec due to concerns about the children’s education and welfare, the young ages of girls given in marriage, as well as allegations of abuse.”

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Matthew Chapman to Headline the 2014 CHEO Convention

“Matthew Chapman is going to be a keynote speaker at Christian Home Educators of Ohio’s annual homeschool convention this summer. This is a major convention, and this past summer the now-discredited Doug Phillips was a keynote speaker… Like it or not, it appears that the mainstream of the Christian homeschooling movement, its major convention circuit, has chosen to give a platform to those who practice and promote the marriage of girls of 15 and 16 to much-older men.”

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