Now is the time for fraternité, says France’s chief rabbi

French police take positions by the kosher grocery store in Saint-Mande, near Port de Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris, scene of hostage taking January 9, 2015

But some French Jews wonder why the same brotherly embrace wasn’t extended to them after numerous attacks

In the wake of the terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo Wednesday killing 12 in the heart of Paris, France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia called for the Jewish community to lead efforts in rebuilding French society’s fraternité, or brotherhood.

“We must give hope to all of society. It is one of our jobs as Jews to give hope and be an or lagoyim, a light to the nations,” the recently installed Korsia told The Times of Israel Thursday.

But while many laud such statements, some in France’s 500,000-strong Jewish community wonder where that famous French fraternité was hiding as the country’s Jews have borne the brunt of waves of anti-Semitic and Islamist jihadi attacks. There has been too much supportive rhetoric and too little action, say some…

Odd that one of the hostage incidents was at a Paris kosher grocery store. A mere coincidence?

h/t Marvin

  • Xavier

    You may want fraternité but you’ll get Kristallnacht.

    • winniec

      No, you’ll get Khaybar.

      • Xavier

        Every day, a new Moslem atrocity to learn about.
        Some days, several atrocities.

        • Zaba

          all chronicled at

  • winniec

    Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia is whistling past the graveyard. Muslims are taught to hate Jews EVERY TIME THEY PRAY. Islamic prayers are filled with Jew hatred and SUPREMACISM! Muslims are brainwashed to hate every time they bang their head.

  • john s

    Thats right, genius, we will all hold hands as brothers……brotherhood eh? weren’t caine and abel related? Did I spell abel right?

  • Alain

    It is true that the House of Israel is called upon to be a light unto the nations, but it is also true that Jews are to choose life, not death. Actually everyone, Jews and non Jews are to choose life instead of death, but there remains only Islam that worships death instead of life. You cannot negotiate with death worshippers and appeasement only emboldens them.

  • WalterBannon

    Now is the time for fraternité?

    No, now is the time in France for armed insurrection, civil war, and the hanging of treasonous cultural Marxists.

  • Pete_Brewster

    Now is the time for aliyah.

    • Why are you always trying to get rid of the Jews, Pete?

      • Frau Katze

        I tend to agree in this case. Things are looking bad for French Jews. That is also the position of at least Some Jewish commentators, as I discovered in today’s reading.

        • He wants all Jews everywhere to go to Israel. Makes me wonder if it’s just that he doesn’t like having them around.

          • Zaba

            all Jews everywhere…..

            Except for the Jews who Control Everything.

          • Pete_Brewster

            The Jews have been a credit to every nation wise enough to open their doors to them. The world could far better spare many another. Not like I’ve been shy about naming nations whom I’d have traded for the six million in a heartbeat.

            If I really wanted to see the back of the Jews just because they got on my nerves, I might have mentioned it by now!

          • Frau Katze

            Maybe he’s looking forward to Armageddon or something biblical.

      • Pete_Brewster

        Mamba, a major reason there is a State of Israel is so the Jews have somewhere to go where governments don’t kill Jews or lick the arses of Jew-killers.

        Or do you honestly believe the Jews have a future in France while it’s run by gelded wonders like Hollande? He has nothing to gain from lifting a finger on their behalf, and much to lose. The House of Saud won’t lend Paris money for 10 years at 0.8 per cent if Paris tries to actually do something about its Muslim problem.

        The Jews won’t be safe in France until the French rid themselves of their Muslims or the Lord returns and does it for them.

      • b_marco

        It’s the thing to do when approximating a leftist’s idea of an ethno-nationalist fundy whackjob.

  • suzanne

    It’s sad that Europe does not like the Jews and prefers living with the Islamists.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s very bizarre.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      But then again, Europe has always had a taste for totalitarianism, haven’t they? So Islam is quite compatible. :shrugs
      My attitude is that Europe is a dump full of losers my ancestors couldn’t get the hell out of fast enuff.

  • k

    WWII – minority Jews were NOT aggressive against the German state
    TODAY – minority Muslims ARE aggressive against MANY country states

    Why are we treating Muslims as a minority that needs safe guarding from the majority when!!!! the majority are NOT behaving in a tyrannical scapegoating gas chambery manner?.


    WHY do we paint ALL GERMANS AS NAZI’s (even though many did not agree)

    Germans are responsible as a GROUP but!!!!!
    Muslims are responsible as INDIVIDUALS.??? (thus some are evil and most are not)


    Read the Koran=it’s NOT nice.

  • Canadian

    france will do nothing!

    • Frau Katze

      Count on it.