As anti-Semitic attacks continue across Europe, leaders of the European Jewish community are now warning Jews to stop wearing kippahs (yarmulkes). The Times of Israel tell us more:
A Jewish deputy mayor of the French city of Toulouse said Wednesday that all European Jews should stop wearing yarmulkes in public, claiming that “the future of the Jewish people in Europe is hopeless” after a series of high-profile attacks on Jews.
Asked during an interview about a statement issued Tuesday by a prominent Jewish community leader in Germany advising people against wearing Jewish skullcaps in big cities, Aviv Zonabend said: “Only in Germany? I think we need to remove the kippahs in all of Europe.” . . .
“Anti-Semitism in Europe, in France, in Toulouse is no longer just by the far-right, but from political Islam,” Zonabend said, saying Muslims in France had “violently” opposed a public letter condemning anti-Semitism.
As attacks rise against Jews in France and throughout Europe, please pray for the victims of these attacks, as well as for the entire European Jewish community.