I have been reading a book by Rebbetzin Feldbrand titled Essentials; A Commentary on Derech Hashem by Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato which contains many inspirational thoughts and stories. I must say that I have been inspired.
The DailyMail reports 'Every single French Jew I know has left Paris': Editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle claims people are fleeing terror-hit French capital.
The New York Times asks After Days of Terror, French Muslims Wonder: What Now?
Jewish quarters across the country are on high alert after a hostage siege Friday at a kosher market that President François Hollande described as a “terrifying act of anti-Semitism.” This has only increased the sense of competing communities pitted against each other. The police said the suspect, Amedy Coulibaly, an associate of Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, the brothers suspected in the Charlie Hebdo attack, declared he had wanted to defend Palestinians and target Jews.
Shouldn't the New York Times ask French Jews wonder, what now?
I guess they don't have any need to worry because in September 2014, EJP reported that French Prime Minister Manuel Valls spoke at the Great Synagogue of rue de la Victoire in Paris where he stated, ‘’the government closely monitors that the safety of the community is guaranteed everywhere, all the time.’’
Before the weekend, I posted the sentence ending a Time magazine article titled Where Do France's Jews Belong?
Unlike Sharon, I can't accept that fighting anti-Semitism in France is futile, because I believe that a Jew's place is anywhere he or she chooses to live.
INN reports that "Plans are underway for all four of Friday's victims to be buried in a state ceremony in Israel."
Perhaps the last sentence can be amended to "I believe that a Jew's place is anywhere he or she chooses to die and the place where he or she chooses to be buried."