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Three candidates for the office of chief rabbi of France
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Three candidates for the office of chief rabbi of France

A little more than 300 community leaders of consistorial Judaism are summoned to Paris this Sunday, June 6 to elect the chief rabbi of France. Lay people for the most part, men and women, they will thus have to choose whether to entrust to Haïm Korsia, elected to this function for the first time in 2014, a second - and last - term of seven years or if they prefer to choose one. of its two opponents. In front of him, in fact, Laurent Berros, rabbi of Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise), and Mikaël Journo, rabbi of the Parisian community of Chasseloup-Laubat and chaplain general of hospitals in France.♦ Haïm Korsia, big favoriteOutgoing candidate, elected seven years ago against a dozen candidates, Haim Korsia, 57, is a big favorite. "I do not plan to be beaten", he even assures, a bra...
The French Jews, a long story with an uncertain future recounted in two books
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The French Jews, a long story with an uncertain future recounted in two books

Happy as a Jew in France? Reflections from a committed rabbiby Yann BoissièreTallandier, 160 p., € 15.90The Jews, a blind spot in the national narrativeUnder the direction of Paul Salmona and Claire SoussenAlbin Michel, 304 p., € 21.90According to Yann Boissière, liberal rabbi and founder of the association Les Voices de la Paix, "The community of French Jews is at a crossroads". For this rabbi who has the particularity of being a convert to Judaism, those who are both his co-religionists and his co-nationals are at a crossroads: "The French Jews must now decide whether or not to continue their French history".If Yann Boissière makes this serious observation in his latest book, it is because, according to him, "Very difficult to live today as a Jew in France". And to ex...
Jews reject amalgamation after protests in Jerusalem
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Jews reject amalgamation after protests in Jerusalem

Thousands of young Israelis, kippas on their heads, waving giant flags of their country, dancing and singing in front of billows of smoke rising from the Esplanade of the Mosques: the images of the demonstration on Monday, May 10 in front of the Wall of Lamentations in Jerusalem quickly caused controversy, even within the Jewish community at the international level, some - probably in the minority - refusing any assimilation to the young demonstrators."This is not Judaism (...) it is a horrible distorted ideology which is not Jewish, which does not represent the Jewish people and which embarrasses the Torah", wrote on the social network Twitter an American Jew. " This is not our Judaism ”, thus affirmed the British movement Na'amod - which defines itself as "the British J...
In Strasbourg, the definition of anti-Semitism divides the municipality
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In Strasbourg, the definition of anti-Semitism divides the municipality

Jeanne Barseghian, the environmentalist town hall of Strasbourg, has drawn criticism from the municipal opposition over anti-Semitism. During the night of May 4 to 5, after more than two and a half hours of debate, the members of the council could not agree on the definition of this term. It was not one, but three different motions that were voted on.→ INVESTIGATION. Anti-Semitism, the convergence of hatredThe nuances on the terms used by the texts may seem subtle, but the subject is very political since it was a question of rallying or not to the definition of the International Alliance for the Remembrance of the Holocaust (IHRA).Adopted in particular in 2017 by the European Parliament and in 2018 by the Council of the European Union, the IHRA definition, which aims to...