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Cult Leader (Maybe) Affiliated With Yeshiva

Baltimore is a strange, strange place

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Recently, there was a 911 call for a domestic assault in a bizarre house in Pikesville, Maryland, a town right outside Baltimore with a significant Orthodox Jewih popluation. Then, there was an explosion, and police, who had surrounded the house, began to fear for their safety when it seemed as though there were snipers inside and that the house itself was associated with a cult called Sist (or maybe SIST).

This cult’s leader, and the house’s owner, is apparently one Dr. Avraham Cohen, a.k.a. R.C. Samanta Roy, a.k.a. “Rama Behera,” who a few years ago was said to have pledged half a million dollars to Baltimore’s Yeshivat Rambam. Dr. Cohen—who may or may not be a doctor (“neurosurgeon,” in fact), and may or may not be a Cohen—allegedly grew up in a Jewish community in India.

Oh, right, and there is video of much of the incident courtesy of Cantor Manny Perlman, who lives across the street.

Was there anything else? Ah, yes: Apparently the Sist/SIST cult tried to pay someone to kill all 60 residents of the town of Shawano, Wisconsin.

Perlman, his wife, and the rest of the neighbors had suspected weird goings-on at the house ever since “Dr. Cohen” moved in ten years ago. “Once the house was turned over to the gentleman who purchased it for his organization, the behavior has always been very unusual,” says nearby resident Patti Friedman.

Assault & Search May Have Link to Cult
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YR Parent says:

He has nothing to do with the school. His kids dont go there anymore and the school did not take his money. The school was cooperating with the FBI.

Dr. Rivka Rachel says:

The recent news reports about the accident at 3716 Michelle Way are such outrageous fabrications, I would never have believed how many lies and misinformation could be propagated in these articles if I hadn’t witnessed the events myself. This is a first-hand account.

On the evening of Tuesday, June 8, 2010, I received a phone call from a female friend telling me to come to 3716 Michelle Way right away because someone had been hurt. I am a physician and live in the area. I had just gotten home from work, around 10:30 pm. I arrived at the house on Michelle Way less than five minutes after she called. There was a light in the back yard, and I saw that someone had been injured. Although I didn’t see, they said that a granite slab had fallen on top of her. I saw broken pieces of granite surrounding the injured person and drops of blood on the ground. They were removing the granite to allow her to be transported from the area. I assessed the situation and immediately called 911 to request an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived, along with a large contingent of police, everyone seemed a lot more concerned with finding out what happened than in assessing the injured person’s condition. She was incoherent, extremely pale and had difficulty breathing, with a blood pressure of 60 and a rapid heart rate – obviously in shock. Yet it took almost half an hour before they put her in the ambulance and gave her oxygen. I rode with her to the hospital and stayed with her in the emergency department where she was given emergency treatment and immediate arrangements were made for an operation. The injuries sustained in this accident are in no way consistent with an assault. They are completely consistent with internal damage caused by the accident. The victim has no bruises, no limb injuries, no evidence of self defensive actions.

Dr. Rivka Rachel says:

If police were so concerned about an assault, why didn’t they request a rape evaluation at the time the patient was admitted to the hospital? Why was it necessary to barricade an empty house for hours and put on a dramatic show – just so the police officers can get their excitement for the day? Or was it something more sinister – to use this tragic accident as an excuse to generate more lies and rumors about Dr. Cohen? To try in any way possible to intimidate, degrade, and drive him out?

Gail says:

Dr. Rivka Rachel,
YOU are the person who hung up on a medical emergency 911 dispatch call? Is that within standard professional medical emergency protocols? Was it medically indicated? Why did you hang up? Did someone tell you to hang up? Did Brother tell you to hang up? Would you violate ANY professional medical protocol at his bidding? Would you lie for his sake?

only half a million? i myself from ages 11-16 donated 100,000$ i was working on a farm from 2000-2005. my parents donated far mor in the 30 years they were there. i and my family left that horrible place in 2005 my eldest sister is not so lucky shes is still there under his brainwashing. at 39 years old she cant make a decision for herself. rivka u with your fancy lifestyle living how u want. do me favor and go live in the conditions that we lived in. 1 bathroom for 200+ people. no beds only sleeping bags on concrete floors.

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