The President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, recommended that Jews not wear yarmulkes on the streets of Germany. His comments follow an anti-Semitic attack on an Israeli Arab who wore a yarmulke in Berlin to see if it was safe for Jews in the German capital last week.
In an interview with Radio Berlin Schuster said that during normal times he supports the wearing of a yarmulke to “show faith openly and enthusiastically,” but in such a sensitive period he recommends that private individuals not wear a skullcap in city streets.
The Jewish community in Berlin decided to hold a special solidarity demonstration in which Jewish and non-Jewish participants would wear a yarmulke on their heads in response to recent anti-Semitic incidents in the city.
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