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'Security Woes Cause Assimilation'

Rabbi Menachem Margolin makes the connection between fear, lack of pride and an unwillingness to remain Jewish.
First Publish: 3/31/2014, 1:16 AM

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Director General of the Rabbinical Center of Europe said Sunday that assimilation is the main problem facing European Jewish communities. He said that one of the causes for assimilation is fear, which is a consequence of the Holocaust. “People are not proud to be Jewish and they are also scared to be Jewish,” he said.

The rabbi spoke to Arutz Sheva at the Rabbinical Center of Europe conference in Budapest, Hungary.