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Confessions Of A Jewish Cultbuster

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Tosefos Meida
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Kressel Housman
Jul 10, 2008 Kressel Housman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone fascinated by how people get lured in by cults
Years ago, when young people got caught by cults, their parents could pay a professional to lure them out and de-program them. That’s considered tampering with someone’s freedom of religion now, so it’s illegal. While he could, though, Rabbi Shea Hecht did some amazing work in deprogramming, and this book profiles some of his most interesting cases. If you like reading about people, religion, and psychology, you’ll like this book, and if you read only one chapter, let it be the one about the you ...more
Rabbi Reuven
Oct 12, 2011 Rabbi Reuven rated it did not like it
The whole thing is that Hecht was my self appointed Lord and Slavior. My family went to him over Jack Hickman. The first thing he told me was, "We used to kill people for doing what you did but now we don't handle it that way anymore." Everytime I was in his office he always tried to knock me off my feet and hurt me. He once told a bunch of politicians some lies and I was in his office when he was celebrating saying, "You mean they went for it, I can't believe they went for it."
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Ken
May 05, 2016 Ken rated it really liked it
Great narrative about how cults took control of young Jewish people in New York in the 1970s. Many chapters are very revealing about the cults' tactics and how Rabbi Hecht and his friends deprogrammed the cult followers.
Shui
May 08, 2013 Shui rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awesome
Fascinating and Informative!
Matty
Jun 06, 2012 Matty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: social, jewish
Very interesting
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