Has the solution for anti-Semitic violence been found? A French hairdresser, Shalom “Shuli" Koresh, thinks so.
His Magic Kippah is made of real or synthetic hair – depending on the client's preference – and costs between 49 and 79 euros, depending also on the client's type of hair.
What makes the Magic Kippah so “magical”? Does it fire bullets at attackers or create a defensive force field? Well, not quite. It simply blends in with the wearer's hair, thus making it nearly invisible to people who look at him.
"The idea came to me when I saw the problem of anti-Semitism in France and Belgium, and I thought of a solution that would raise the Jews' feeling of confidence as they walked on the streets,” Koresh told Channel 10.
Koresh said that the recent spate of terror has raised the demand for his kippah.
French Jewish community activist Avraham Azulai, who ran for a spot on Jewish Home's Knesset list, recently told Arutz Sheva that “Jews are afraid to walk around in a manner that will allows someone to identify them as Jewish.” He said that “the many anti-Semitic incidents in the country, combined with the recession there, is a very unhealthy atmosphere. The Israeli government must take steps to enable and encourage French Jews to immigrate to Israel. I do not see a future for the Jews there; the 'exile of France' is about to end,” he said.
According to the Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF), citing figures gleaned from the French Interior Ministry, anti-Semitic attacks nearly doubled in France in the first seven months of 2014. A total of 529 anti-Semitic actions or threats were registered up to the end of July, against 276 for the same period last year, the group said.
Four Jews were murdered in an Islamist terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris on January 9.