Most European Jews taking a pass on shul attendance this Rosh Hashanah

70% of European Jews Too Afraid to Go to Synagogue for High Holidays
by TIffany Gabbay
September 20, 2016

The most sacred holidays in Judaism — Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur — will be skipped this year by the majority of European Jews out of fear of anti-Semitic attack.  Anti-Semitism across Europe has reached a fever pitch and as a result, 70 percent of European Jews polled say they will not attend synagogue this year, on the holiest of days…The survey was conducted last week by the European Jewish Association (EJA) and the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) among a representative sample of 700 capital cities and communities in the periphery throughout Europe – from Britain in the west to Ukraine in the east. READ MORE

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