JERUSALEM - The women tattooed his name and portrait on their bodies and gave their children his name -- Savior.
They spoon-fed the bearded, one-time healer as if he were royalty, brushed his shoulder-length white locks, sent him text messages when they were ovulating and slept with him at his bidding.
They turned over wages and welfare payments to him and lived in cramped, rundownwith the children they bore him. According to police, he fathered some of his own daughters' children.
The man, 60-year-old Goel Ratzon -- whose first name is Hebrew for "Savior" -- is now sitting in a Tel Aviv jail, suspected by police of enslaving a cult-like harem of at least 17 women and 37 children. Ratzon, who's lived this way for two decades, denies any wrongdoing, his lawyer says.