Survey Finds 85% of European Jews Fear Bringing Children to Rosh Hashanah Services

ALGEMEINER
by David Daoud
September 8, 2015

A massive majority of Jews in Europe are fearful of publicly identifying as Jewish, leading to decreased participation in ceremonies and prayer services, a new survey of European Jewish communities revealed. According to details published by Israel’s Channel 2 on Tuesday, 85% said they will not bring their children to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah this week out of concern for their safety. The survey, which revealed a widespread decreasing sense of personal security  among Jews, was conducted by the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE) in 179 Jewish communities across the continent. The questionnaire found that Jewish fears have been stoked as a result of the recent large influx of immigrants and refugees from the Middle East into Europe. READ MORE

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