By Yaacov Behrman

December 20, 2013, 3:45 pm

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Rabbi Shea Hecht, – author of “Confessions of a Jewish Cult Buster“- recently called the “Call Of The Shofar”, a LGAT (Large Group Awareness Training), a cult.

“I will begin by saying that I believe that the Call of the Shofar is a cult. Having said that, I stress that it is possible to have a pareve (“neutral”) cult, which has intrinsic value.

Why then do I use the word cult? The reason I use that word is to address the fact that they use mind-controlling techniques. One technique typically used by such cults, which is employed by the Call of the Shofar as well, is keeping a person completely isolated from the outside world. For example, taking away a person’s watch, making a person close his phone and limiting his conversation with others.

If it was simply knowledge that they were sharing with you, they would not need to put you into a mind-altered state in order to accomplish this. One frame of reference I use is a documentary film produced in Toronto over thirty years ago called Captive Minds. This 56 minute film studies the mind-controlling such groups use” Hecht wrote in a private letter published on COLLIVE.

“They say they’re like vitamins – that anyone can take to boost their health; but I say they are like antibiotics. Only one who is ill and needs them for a cure should take them, but if you are healthy – stay away,” Hecht told CHI.

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Rabbi Yaacov Behrman founded The Jewish Future Alliance, an advocacy group. Behrman, a New York political activist and the former director of media relations for Chabad Lubavitch world headquarters, was ordained by the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu in 2006 and received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2009. You can follow him on Twitter: @chabadlubavitch

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman founded The Jewish Future Alliance, an advocacy group. Behrman, a New York political activist and the former director of media relations for Chabad Lubavitch world headquarters, was ordained by the former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu in 2006 and received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2009. You can follow him on Twitter: @chabadlubavitch

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  1. chabadguy

    behrman is a pig. a gross human who no one likes. stop making him out to be important.

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