Activists of Lev L'Achim's Anti-Cult Department are currently
waging a stubborn battle to close a kindergarten and school
recently opened by followers of the cult of Scientology in
Tel Aviv. Scientology is one of the most menacing cults in
Israel, and Lev L'Achim is conducting all-out efforts to halt
its very dangerous activities.
A number of months ago, Lev L'Achim learned that cult members
were trying to open a kindergarten and elementary school on a
rented site in the agricultural village of Mikveh Yisrael,
south of Tel Aviv. Dozens of boys and girls already enrolled
in these schools.
Heads of Lev L'Achim's Anti-Cult Department appealed to the
Education Ministry, showing them a vast amount of material
explaining the serious dangers of the cult. The Glaser-Taasa
Report, which warned specifically against the cult of
Scientology among many others, was among the information
Education Ministry officials announced that the school has
not and will never receive a license to operate. They add
that such operation as a unrecognized and the unofficial
institution is illegal.
In the wake of this activity, Education Ministry personnel
informed directors and inspectors of the education
departments in the local municipality that parents who
register their children at the Scientology school are
violating the Law of Compulsory Education.
Despite this, the cult's school is continuing to function
again this year, in violation of the law.
Rabbi Moshe Lachover, one of the heads of the Department for
the Battle Against Missionaries and Cults of Lev L'Achim,
said that the ongoing activity of Lev L'Achim against the
Scientology cult has resulted in an increased awareness -- on
the part of many official as well as professional bodies --
of the dangers of this cult.
A number of months ago, when it became known that cult
members planned to place their propaganda into public
libraries, Lev L'Achim activists approached libraries
throughout the country, warning them against the danger. As a
result, the Education Ministry issued a ruling forbidding
public libraries from handling material published by that
"We know that the members of the Scientology cult make
tremendous efforts to fight against the Lev L'Achim
activists, but we will not be deterred. We will continue in
our just struggle to make the Scientology cult illegal, as is
the case in many enlightened countries throughout the world.
Recently, the French government banned the activities of this
cult throughout France, after it was proven that many people
had lost their sanity as a result of their affiliation with
the cult. The French authorities prosecuted the heads of the
cult, and sentenced them to prison terms," according to Lev