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        1/2/2013, Tevet 20, 5773

      Chief Rabbis Urge Europe to Monitor Anti-Semitism


      The Chief Rabbis of Israel, Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, penned a letter to European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, urging him to establish a special committee to study anti-Semitism in Europe.

      The letter was sent following the lynching of a Jewish youth in Venice last night.

      "This serious incident joins a series of events from the past year, which may indicate a trend toward an increase in the prevalence of anti-Semitism throughout Europe," the rabbis wrote, noting that "since the terrible massacre in Toulouse we often hear about violence directed against Jews in Europe."

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