Following the jihadist attack on a kippa [Jewish skull-cap] wearing Jewish teacher in Marseille, the president of the city’s Jewish community, Zvi Ammar, advised French Jews to leave their kippas at home. In my view, it is time for the Israeli Foreign Office to assist French Jews in leaving France before it is too late.
Following his recommendation for Jews to take off their kippas, “until better days,” Mr. Ammar was fiercely criticized. As reported in the European Jewish Press. France’s Chief Rabbi, Haim Korsia, said that Jews should continue wearing their kippas in public in order to form a “united front.” “We will not cede!” he stated. “We will continue to wear the kippa.”