Blogger’s Corner: A Blow To The Shofar Yaacov Behrman December 20, 2013 By Yaacov Behrman December 20, 2013, 3:45 pm 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. Read More: | 1 | 2 | 3 | Next → | Last Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information. 3 Responses Dovber December 21, 2013 Enough. Stop beating a dead horse silly. Reply Shui February 5, 2014 I have found Rabbi Hecht’s book, Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster and its broad overview of the methods and dangers of cults to be very helpful in understanding this controversy. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Confessions-of-a-Jewish-Cultbuster/1374737249439951 Reply chabadguy June 17, 2015 behrman is a pig. a gross human who no one likes. stop making him out to be important. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.