Study: More Than a Third of European Jews Fear Wearing Kippah in Public


yarmulkeA disturbing study conducted on behalf of the Israeli government confirms a marked rise in anti-Semitism across Europe, Israeli daily Walla reported on Sunday.

According to the report, Jews throughout the continent are rapidly assimilating into non-Jewish society as a result of the intimation they increasingly feel, Walla said.

While the number of crimes targeting Jews or Jewish institutions around the world did not increase over the last year, the survey highlighted several alarming statistics regarding the attitudes and fears of European Jewry.

Conducted by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in nine countries in Europe, the poll revealed that 23 percent of European Jews avoid attending Jewish-themed events or Jewish institutions for fear of being harassed on the way; 38 percent will not wear any obviously Jewish accessories when out in public, such as a Kippah, and 66 percent perceive anti-Semitism as a substantial and constant factor affecting the quality of their lives.

Most troubling, 77 percent of those surveyed said they have so little faith in local authorities that they did not report any incidents of anti-Semitism that they had experienced over the last year.

Read more at THE ALGEMEINER.

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  1. Criteria number 1- Keep your head covered.

    Criteria number 2- you can use any hat or head covering overall.

    Criteria number 3- Kippahs are great, a source of national pride and honorable. But you can wear a baseball cap, a nice fedora or any head wear depending on where you go and your style.

    Criteria number 4- Kippahs are the essential element in many places such as the business where a hat wont do.

    Why more jews do not just be more casual is not always an issue, but it might be more respectable to keep your faith and cover your head in a way in some places where you wont be singled out as a different sort of character from the vermin in the midst of your day. Hats are very nice and perhaps the rest of the world will start wearing them too.

  2. most european jews don`t wear a kippah because they are not religious nor do they want to be held as jewish to fit into the goyish society.