French Jews

Jewish Agency Chief: French Jews Feel Insecure

TEL AVIV – Jews in France are feeling increasingly insecure and uncomfortable despite the French government’s efforts to protect them, according to Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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France’s Chief Rabbi: Jews Should Keep Wearing Skullcaps

France’s chief rabbi was among Jewish leaders who rejected a call for men and boys to stop wearing skullcaps, after a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the southern city of Marseille. Zvi Ammar, the leader of Marseille’s Jewish community, earlier

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French Immigration to Israel Reached Record High In 2015

French immigration to Israel reached a record high in 2015, Israeli officials said Thursday, citing “physical insecurity and financial uncertainty” as main driving forces. Around 8,000 French Jews were expected to have arrived over the course of the year, a

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Israel Reports Record Immigration of Jews from France in 2015

A record number of French Jews moved to Israel this year, an immigration official said on Thursday, citing anti-Semitic violence and economic insecurity in the European country as causes. France has the largest Jewish population in Europe, having grown by

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