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News and updates about French Jewry

France's Jews during the Second World War

An ally of the West becomes a Vichy collaborator with Nazi Germany, yet God saves three quarters of France's Jews.

France's Jews during the Second World War

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

In new program, Israeli-French rabbinic delegation heads to France to deepen connection with French Jewry, encourage immigration to Israel.

World Mizrachi increases outreach to French Jewish community

French chief rabbi wins second term

Rabbi Haim Korsia re-elected with 75% of the vote, CER Pres. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt says 'huge privilege to work with Rabbi Korsia.'

French chief rabbi wins second term

Family of murdered Jewish woman seeks justice in Israel

Family of 65-year-old French woman murdered in 2017 by Muslim man who claimed to have been incapacitated, wants Israel to take action.

Family of murdered Jewish woman seeks justice in Israel

Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus

'In our busiest two weeks, we sent 80 coffins to Israel,' local ZAKA chief says.

Up to 2,000 French Jews may have died of coronavirus

In France, Zionist light dispels anti-Semitic darkness

At Paris solidarity rally, Betar member says: 'France is known as an anti-Semitic country, we can't rely on it to protect all its citizens.'

In France, Zionist light dispels anti-Semitic darkness

'He had never recovered from the attack'

French-Jewish man who died earlier this week on a flight to France had 'never recovered' from 2016 stabbing attack, lawyer says.

'He had never recovered from the attack'

'There are no real possibilities here'

Hit by terror and a sluggish economy, Nice’s once-vibrant Jewish community faces uncertain future.

'There are no real possibilities here'

Le Pen wants to ban the kippah and force Jews to eat pork

Vice President of organization for French olim says far right French politician 'discriminates against everyone in the name of equality.'

Le Pen wants to ban the kippah and force Jews to eat pork

MK Hotovely: 'Israel is waiting for all of French Jewry'

Speaking from the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the Deputy Foreign Minister told French immigrants: 'the State needs you here, the Jewish home.'

MK Hotovely: 'Israel is waiting for all of French Jewry'

Muslim police refuse to protect French synagogues

Muslim police officers refuse to protect synagogues or to observe a minute of silence to commemorate victims of terror attacks.

Muslim police refuse to protect French synagogues

French students look to Israel to escape anti-Semitic atmosphere

Jewish agency holds fair in Paris, provides students with program information on how to continue studies in Israel.

French students look to Israel to escape anti-Semitic atmosphere

French Jews wary after far-right gains in French elections

Marine Le Pen's National Front ahead in polls; French Jewish MP unsettled by reactionist vote.

French Jews wary after far-right gains in French elections

France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs Around Necks

Elementary school students in Burgundy singled out for not eating pork; mayor withdraws initiative in shock after parents, leaders protest.

France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs Around Necks

Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

French court to rule on controversial decision to ban kosher, halal meal options in one town's schools.

Will French Students be Forced to Eat Pork?

Paris Supermarket to Reopen Two Months After Attack

Site of January's hostage crisis and murder of 4 Jews to reopen with new staff, renovations just two months after heinous attack.

Paris Supermarket to Reopen Two Months After Attack

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated than they Already Are

Jews remaining in France are caught between the oversights of the government and Muslims’ own sense of misery.

French Jews Can’t Get Any More Integrated than they Already Are

Israel’s Health Ministry is Deterring French Aliyah

Many French medical professionals cannot receive licenses in Israel, yet quick fixes to correct the problem have been delayed for years.

Israel’s Health Ministry is Deterring French Aliyah

'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky urges gov't to invest more money in Aliyah, ahead of expected 15,000 new immigrants in 2015.

'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'

Rivlin: Our Solidarity with French Jews is Palpable

President Reuven Rivlin met in Israel Monday with families of the victims of terror attack on Kosher supermarket in Paris.

Rivlin: Our Solidarity with French Jews is Palpable

French Jews Unite for Shabbat Marking 30 Since Market Massacre

Jews in France - secular and religious - gather to observe Shabbat in honor of Jewish victims, marking shloshim.

French Jews Unite for Shabbat Marking 30 Since Market Massacre

Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Days after report says France is the world's most dangerous country for Jews, CRIF reveals huge increase in anti-Semitic violence in 2014.

Anti-Semitism Doubled in France in 2014

Far Left to Petition Against Plan to Bring French Jews to Judea

Housing Minister Uri Ariel's plan receives fierce backlash from Left, calls idea to bring French to Judea-Samaria a 'cynical move.'

Far Left to Petition Against Plan to Bring French Jews to Judea

Chief Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

Chief Rabbi David Lau urges French Jewry to be kinder to one another, keep observing commandments in light of tragedy.

Chief Rabbi Urges French Jews: Don't Abandon Your Faith

30% of French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

Despite security detail at 700 Jewish institutions, 1 in 3 stay home after Friday attack; students say they are afraid for their lives.

30% of French Jewish Students Stay Home After Attacks

Paris: Two Dead in Hostage Crisis in Kosher Store

Amidst tense standoff in Dammartin-en-Goele, developments on police shooting, as many as 5 hostages at kosher supermarket.

Paris: Two Dead in Hostage Crisis in Kosher Store

Rabbi: No Injuries in Paris Synagogue Attack a 'Miracle'

'We see now that Torah protects and saves,' Rabbi of Paris synagogue says, two days after terrorist sprays bullets at the building.

Rabbi: No Injuries in Paris Synagogue Attack a 'Miracle'

1,100 French Jewish Teens Celebrate Hannukah in Jerusalem

Large-scale high school trip part of Jewish Agency efforts to increase French Aliyah (immigration).

1,100 French Jewish Teens Celebrate Hannukah in Jerusalem

CRIF to French Jews: Don't Protest Parliament Vote

CRIF, umbrella organization of French Jewry, has called on Jews to refrain from protesting Parliament vote to recognize Palestinian state.

CRIF to French Jews: Don't Protest Parliament Vote