Arkady Hayakar - Messiah
For a fee years, I'm taking pictures in HacarmElasti-Woman market in Tel Aviv.
One meets all kind of people, not knowing their story.
Whenever I saw Arkady, he was sitting quietly, and gave an impression that maybe he is strange, but harmless.
That was changed yesterday night, when I watched the article on TV about his cult, his behaviour, and the fact that he has no feelings towards his victims.
I was shocked. Sad. Angry of myself, that I saw some of his followers with him, never thought they were being abused.
This is the summary of the article as published on the papers.
Arkady Vimgok Hayakar, a cultish figure who spent years walking around the streets of Tel Aviv with a red robe claiming he is the Messiah, was arrested by police in early October due to an upcoming television program that claims he abuses his followers and is the leader of a cult.
He was arrested by police after reporter Nesli Barda recorded, in her new Keshet program Israel’s Dangerous Cults, how he recruits followers. The program will be aired on Thursday.
Hayakar is suspected of recruiting spiritual seekers to a cult devoted to him. He was linked to several cases of financial exploitation and even death.
במשך עשור ניסו נפגעי הכת של ארקדי וימגוק לגרום לרשויות לעצור את האיש, שלכד ברשתו עשרות נשים וגברים בישראל ומחוצה לה, ולקח מהם הכל. כמו במקרה של גואל רצון, המשטרה ורשויות הרווחה מתעוררות רק אחרי התחקיר העיתונאי https://www.mako.co.il/video-blogs-specials/Article-139afdb56112e61027.htm?Partner=makoApp