Conference Of European Rabbis Statement Following Attacks In Denmark

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cerFollowing last night’s attacks in Denmark, President of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt has made the following statement.

“This horrific terror attack is both sickening and a sign of the worsening extremism spreading across Europe.

The Jewish community in Denmark is a microcosm of what is happening to Jewish communities across the continent. On the one hand they are under attack from extremist Muslims who see every Jew as a legitimate target, on the other hand, freedom of religion is curtailed by the government, religious slaughter has been forbidden and the parliament is in discussions about the future of religious circumcision.

I truly hope that this latest attack will lead the people of Denmark to rally behind the Jewish community just as they did in 1943, securing the future of the community.”

Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt’s great grandfather was the chief rabbi of Copenhagen Dr. Tobias Lewenstein.

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