It is an enclave of ultra-Orthodoxy in the midst of the Laurentian
mountains of Quebec, and its family practices have sparked an
international tug-of-war with Israel.
Lev Tahor, a community of
religious Jews on the edge of the forest north of Montreal, has carried
on largely away from the glare of public scrutiny for years. Women and
even little girls dress head to toe in chador-like veils and marry as
young as the age of 16. Residents have limited contact with outsiders.
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