French Jews: We Can Give Our Children a Better Future in Israel

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French Jews: We Can Give Our Children a Better Future in Israel

“Increasingly, Jews in Paris, Marseilles, Toulouse, Sarcelles feel they can’t safely wear a kippah (yarmulke, or skull cap) outside their homes or send their children to public schools, where Muslim children bully Jewish children.”

As terrorist attacks and anti-Semitic violence have become increasingly prevalent around the world, more and more Jews have made aliyah (immigrated to Israel). No Jewish community has seen a greater need for safety and security than that of France. USA Today's Michele Chabin looks at this phenomenon, and what The Fellowship is doing to meet the needs of France's Jewish people:

The number of French Jews immigrating to Israel rose from 1,900 in 2011 to nearly 8,000 last year, said Jacques Canet, president of La Victoire, the great synagogue of Paris. He said the country’s 500,000 to 600,000 French Jews – the third largest Jewish population in the world – “feel threatened.”

“Increasingly, Jews in Paris, Marseilles, Toulouse, Sarcelles feel they can’t safely wear a kippah (yarmulke, or skull cap) outside their homes or send their children to public schools, where Muslim children bully Jewish children,” Canet said…

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein believes the assistance is making a difference. Eckstein, president and founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, said his group provided plane tickets, $1,000 and other services to 700 new French immigrants during the past two years, including 70 people on the Haccouns' flight.

“Our volunteers meet every person who arrives. We help them find a place to live and a school for their children. We help them write a resume and pay for day care so they can look for a job," Eckstein said…

Your support of The Fellowship’s On Wings of Eagles ministry, helps fulfill biblical prophecy, as foretold in the book of Isaiah: “I will beckon to the Gentiles…they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders” (Isaiah 49:22).

Please help provide aliyah today for suffering Jews looking to escape anti-Semitism and fear. Please help provide a Freedom Flight today.

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“Increasingly, Jews in Paris, Marseilles, Toulouse, Sarcelles feel they can’t safely wear a kippah (yarmulke, or skull cap) outside their homes or send their children to public schools, where Muslim children bully Jewish children.”

 

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