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January 13, 2016 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #617051white eagleParticipant
Living in France i don’t wear my “yarmulka” at university or in the street, i prefer cap in open air spaces ? what is your point of view (halacha, ethic) ?January 13, 2016 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #1125804screwdriverdelightParticipant
Leave France.January 13, 2016 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #1125805WolfishMusingsParticipant
what is your point of view (halacha, ethic) ?
Follow a Rav who is familiar with you and the realities of the area in which you live.
The WolfJanuary 13, 2016 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #1125806MDGParticipant
“Leave France. “
I think most of us living in the US wonder why Jews would continue to live in France. 10% of you population is Muslim, which itself is not a problem. But it seems that a high percentage of them are radical and violent. Remember what happened a few years ago and last year over a few cartoons.
The need to hide one’s Jewishness means that there is not a safe feeling. There are times, here in the US, that I go without showing my Jewishness, but it’s few and far between.January 13, 2016 8:05 pm at 8:05 pm #1125807akupermaParticipant
Since you clearly qualify for asylum anywhere you want to go (religious persecution is a “fast track” under international law), I would suggest moving. There are today plenty of places an orthodox Jew can live in relative peace and security. If you are stubborn and patriotic, where a large yarmulke in the national colors and dare anyone to object.January 13, 2016 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #1125808[email protected]Participant
Scared driver delight:
what a typicaly American response.
Halachically there’s nothing wrong with wearing a cap instead of a Yamulka.
When i’m in France, depending on where I am, I alternate between the two. For example, in Paris I feel fine wearing my yamulka (in all the places I usually go to in Paris).January 13, 2016 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1125809JosephParticipant
There are times, here in the US, that I go without showing my Jewishness
Do you walk around without a yarmulka during those times?January 13, 2016 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm #1125810Matisyahu91Participant
I live in Hungary at the moment. I learn at a Uni too and my plan is to move away when I finnish it. I barely wear a Yarmulke on a street. I wear only at home. When I wore a Yarmulke on the street people looked at me like I am a UFO. My advice is to wear a hat, cap, etc..
However I have an opinion and something I saw. Once a person told to an Orthodox Rav that he is afraid at the Uni to wear a Yarmulke because anti-semites might hurt him and asked the rav if its alright to not to wear in the class and the rav said it is okay. I have seen an Israeli wearing a tzitzit on the street without a yarmulke, hat or anything. He was religious.
I wish you all the best in France! L’shana habaah b’yerushalayim! so this won’t be an issue anymore.
According to the media the US is becoming more and more like France. I have just seen a video where a professor said that you need guards to protect you when you want to speak about Israel. In Crown heights the jewish community has problems with his black neighbours. At last the muslim community is growing in the USA too. I forgot kkk and other nationalist, patriotic movements. Obiously it is better than France however there are serious issues there too according to what I saw in media.January 14, 2016 5:46 am at 5:46 am #1125811takahmamashParticipant
I think most of us living in the US wonder why Jews would continue to live in France.
I think most of us in E”Y wonder why Jews would continue to live anywhere but E”Y.January 14, 2016 10:57 am at 10:57 am #1125812[email protected]Participant
Matisyahu91: where in Hungary do you live?January 14, 2016 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #1125813MDGParticipant
Joseph asked, “Do you walk around without a yarmulka during those times?”
Either with a cap or without.
According to the media the US is becoming more and more like France. I have just seen a video where a professor said that you need guards to protect you when you want to speak about Israel….”
College campuses have become increasingly anti-Israel, but most of the US is OK. Crown Heights, as far as I know, has always had a problem. Look up the Yankel Rosenbaum incident from 25 years ago.January 14, 2016 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #1125814kfbParticipant
Luckily, in America it is still safe to wear a yarmulke. If I were to travel to Europe or even Canada, I wouldn’t wear one. Especially with my family.January 14, 2016 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #1125815JosephParticipant
Walking around Toronto or Montreal with a yarmulka isn’t a problem.January 14, 2016 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #1125816longarekelMember
wearing a head covering is not a halachic requirement.January 15, 2016 1:33 am at 1:33 am #1125817Matisyahu91Participant
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I live in the countryside in the fourth biggest city of Hungary.
Thank you MDG for you answer.
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