Sunday, 7 July 2013

French Rabbi Stands Up To Antisemitism as Many Fellow Jews Leave to Escape It

FSWC Reports:


It's a tough job being a rabbi, especially for those who work in France's suburbs.

Fostering pride amongst congregants isn't always easy when most French Jews prefer to hide their Jewish identity out of fears of arousing anti-Semitism.  Many have left, but he remains. Rabbi Davide Altabe has run the Villepinte synagogue for 10 years. The building in a working-class suburb of northern Paris has been torched twice. 

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