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Why Jews Have No Future in Europe

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

As a Kabbalist, specializing in the intricacies of human nature, I know that as the situation in Europe worsens, and it will, the pressure on the Jews...

Jews Have No Future in France

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Following the jihadist attack on a kippa [Jewish skull-cap] wearing Jewish teacher in Marseille, the president of the city's Jewish community, Zvi Amm...

Living While Jewish: Fighting Anti-Semitism And Hate In The 21st Century

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

Kosher Supermarket In Paris Opens Its Doors Two Months After Attacks

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Paris kosher supermarket where four hostages were killed in January by an Islamist gunman reopened on Sunday morning to "show that lif...

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia Rejects Israel's Calls For Aliyah

The Jewish Daily Forward | Josh Nathan-Kazis | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

France’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews should flee to Israel. “France withou...

France's Chief Rabbi Will Speak On Anti-Semitism At New York City Synagogue

The Associated Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) - The chief rabbi of France will discuss terrorism and a rising wave of anti-Semitism during an address at a New York City synagogue. ...

A French Leader Speaks for His Nation's Jews and His Nation

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.15.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Why the reluctance of many democratic societies, in Europe and beyond, to recognize that anti-Semitism is the canary in the coal mine alerting them to the existential threat they face? Why does Prime Minister Valls seem more like an exception than like the rule?

Paradise Lost -- Twice

Juliana Maio | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Juliana Maio

Over the past 15 years, I gradually started to hear growing dissatisfaction from my [Jewish] French relatives about their lives there. The youngest were the first to complain. One of them had been roughed up on the metro and her Star of David ripped from her neck.

President Hollande To France's Jews: 'Your Place Is Here'

Reuters | Julien Ponthus | Posted 03.29.2015 | Religion

* French president responds to Netanyahu's comments * Speaking on anniversary of Auschwitz liberation * Says "France wil...

France's Jewish Migrants Face Challenge Of Life In Israel

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 03.29.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM, Jan 27 (Reuters) - At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask i...

Calling Radical Islam What It Is

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

That starts with saying that Islam and Muslims are not the enemy, they are part of the solution. We need to emphasize and acknowledge that there is prejudice against Muslims because of recent events and to emphatically oppose it. But we also must not hesitate to point out that those who suffer the most from radical Islam are Muslims themselves.

Jew Inside

Gerald Sindell | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

Here's a simple idea to protect the Jews of France: every school shows a sign that proclaims: Jews Inside! Every retail store puts up a bronze plaque that proclaims the same. And so on for salons, high speed trains, even police cars. The masthead of every newspaper proclaims, "Produced by Jews."

How Netanyahu's Policies Are Fueling Anti-Semitism

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is one thing to travel to France and demonstrate solidarity with the French people after the horrific execution of 12 journalists at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo; it is an entirely different matter to use the occasion to call on French Jews to immigrate to Israel to avoid anti-Semitism and "live secure and peaceful lives."

How to Defeat Meme of Fear

David Brin | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
David Brin

This is not about Islam or Christianity or Judaism or even capitalism versus communitarianism, but their angriest and most vehement branches. If our enlightenment "wins," there will be Islam in the future and everything else. But the fuming tenor of zero-sum machismo will be gone. Those who today preach hatred will live, but not their hate. Moreover, they know this. And because hatred is addictive, like a drug, that is the wellspring of their fury.

French Jewish Emigration To Israel Expected To Rise

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion

Israel expects the number of French Jews moving there this year, which was already predicted to rise sharply from 2014's record level, to accelerate...

France's Jews On High Alert

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion

A siege at a kosher market in Paris left several people dead including the gunman on Friday, causing many French Jews to be on heightened alert in the...

#JeSuisJuif: Twitter Stands In Solidarity With Paris Jews

HuffPost UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion

A hashtag expressing solidarity for the Jewish population of France is gathering traction on Twitter. #JeSuisJuif began trending shortly after it ...

What Is the Future for France's Jews?

Eric Keslassy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Keslassy

Battered by hatred, French Jews are getting scared. Promises to emigrate abroad (including, but not only, to Israel) have increased significantly. Is leaving the only solution for the Jews of France?

Anti-Semitism in France: Facing Reality

Dominique Reynié | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Dominique Reynié

Anti-semitism is again showing its violent face. In France, Jewish community leaders and concerned politicians had to work hard to get the reality of anti-semitic violence recognized. But today, the warning signals are on everywhere in Europe. To simply admit the problem is not enough anymore.

Sophia Jones

Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate To Israel During Gaza Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

JERUSALEM -- Undeterred by the relentless rounds of cross-border hostilities between Israel and Hamas, hundreds of French Jewish immigrants gleefully ...

Violent Attackers Mark Jewish Teacher With Swastika

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A Jewish teacher in Paris was subjected to a violent attack on Thursday night, according to a report by the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti...

French Jews Bet On Israel

Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion

PARIS (RNS) By any standard, David Tibi is a French success story. The 44-year-old dentist and father of five has a thriving practice and a house i...

French Jews Face Uncertain Future After Scandal

Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion

By Elizabeth Bryant Religion News Service PARIS (RNS) Amid a finance scandal that touched the heart of France's Socialist government, a quieter d...

Fearing Fear Itself

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Marian Salzman

In this election year, I've been on fear watch. Folks are fearful of everything from 2012 theories to GMOs to student loans taking over as the number one source of pain for college grads everywhere.

French 'Jew Or Not Jew' App Banned, But Anti-Semitism Remains

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

France has a problem with growing anti-Semitism, to be sure, and not only will this ban not solve it, it may contribute to the worsening of the problem.