Passover in Paris, and the Slow Destruction of French Social Harmony

Paris. – Last week, the Jewish celebration of the Passover holiday rekindled tensions that have recently divided Jewish and Muslim communities in Paris. Public celebration elicited visible hostility in the streets of the 19tharrondissement, a neighborhood that contains one of the largest Jewish communities in France. Following a period abroad in New York, the neighborhood […]

Chief Rabbi of France Resigns after Admitting to Plagiarism, Falsifications

On Tuesday, April 9, the former Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, publicly confessed to multiple instances of plagiarism and deceit over credentials. The sixty-year-old rabbi had been a strong moral voice in the French Jewish community and wrote several works on religious and societal issues. He has resigned his post as Chief Rabbi, and […]