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Fears of anti-Semitism prompt faith school boom

Fears of anti-Semitism prompt faith school boom

Jewish parents in France are increasingly sending their children to religious schools because of growing concerns over anti-Semitism. The head of the country's representative council of Jewish institutions said that communities were feeling high levels of anxiety about anti-Semitism. Roger Cukierman, president of Crif, told The Jewish Chronicle: "Many parents are sending their children to Jewish schools and other private schools, and not to public schools as it used to be in my youth." According to a European Union survey published last month, Jews in France are experiencing the highest levels of anti-Semitism-related anxiety in Europe, along with those in Hungary.   from The TES 13th December 2013  n


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