Chabad Rabbi: ‘Brexit’ Gives Hope to Anti-Semites

The head of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe which represents over 800 Rabbis across the continent, Chabad Shliach Rabbi Menachem Margolin, said that Jews across Europe are deeply worried that Brexit will lead to an increase in anti-Semitism across the Europe.

From Yeshiva World News:

Speaking to a number of media outlets today, including the BBC, Rabbi Menachem Margolin said, “The EU is today much weaker. The UK in particular was a strong advocate for freedom of religion and in the fight against anti-Semitism. We have lost an important voice here in Brussels and across the continent as a whole.

“Sadly the beneficiaries of this chaos in Europe are the radical parties of the far left and right.

“History teaches us that nationalism and radicalism brings with it nationalistic fervor, dark language and anti-Semitism. It also brings attacks on the Jewish way of life such as shechita and bris milah.

“Brexit sees a number of threats from these parties who are licking their lips at the prospect of increasing power. It appears that Brexit has given them hope. And that is deeply worrying for Jews across Europe.

“I’m urging governments across Europe to not lose focus and to re-double their efforts in fighting anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head.”


  • 1. Disagree wrote:

    The Rabbi is wrong. Each country should be independent and not be forced to follow the rules of some Council of Foreign Elites.
    Great Britain made the correct decision to exit the dopey union. They recognize the threat that countless immigrants and loose borders pose to their safety.
    They also see how their hard work and money goes to subsidize the “lazy” nations in the union.
    Anti-Semitism has nothing to do with this. It existed in Europe for centuries. The rise in anti-semitism now is directly linked to the thousands of muslim immigrants the EU allowed to enter their borders. Same reason for the rise in crime in general. The Rabbi is wrong.

  • 3. Wrong! Dear Rabbi wrote:

    If you don’t want the Muslims taking over your shul, than dismantle the EU ASAP!!!

  • 4. DeClasse' Intellectual wrote:

    # 1 is right. the biggest change in Europe is in the culture where the influx of Muslim men has had on the treatment ant attitude towards women. Where as women were given equal rights before the massive influx of immigrants, there is more crime against women in the EU because many of these immigrants–not all–treat women as last class citizens. Witness what occurred in Colgne, Germany on News Years in 2015
    England was faced with these problems: (1) Scotland which was more interested in going its own way and wanted nothing to do with EU; (2) economics especially as more advanced countries had to bail out consistently the lesser ones such as Greece, Spain, Portugual, France; (3) rising immigrations–England had had its share of terror attacks already; and, (4) just as in the United States where the trade agreemenhts had had negative efects upon many industries, so too did many of the EU mandated policies have negative effects upon England’s economy especially its industrial sector. Anti-Semitism has existed in the EU,the influx of Islamic immigrants has increased it.

    Many voters knew what the war cry of the Islamic movement is: First the Middle East, then Europe and Then the great evil United States

  • 5. Mitzvahman wrote:

    This Rabbi should not be involved in politics. He needs to focus on his Shabbos sermons and putting tefillin on people.

  • 6. Yid wrote:

    “We have lost an important voice here in Brussels….”

    Yup. And now the others got it.

    Next time cherish what you have.

  • 7. let's be careful not harmful wrote:

    Dear Rabbi Margolin. Please let’s be careful not harmful because what you have said PUBLICLY Gives Hope to Anti-Semites. As if they cannot make their minds w/o asking your Honour.

  • 9. Borsalino wrote:

    I agree with the commentators
    Aderraba Bretix is the UK salvation
    Not to become as Brlgium or Framce ,cv

  • 10. Not Much of A Choice wrote:

    Considering that he is in Brussels, and serves the EU politburo, the good rabbi is in a difficult position, and doesn’t have much of a choice. I wouldn’t take this statement too seriously.


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