Rabbi Levi Matusof, Chabad Shliach in Paris, dismissed a call by the leader of Marseilles’s Jewish community for Jews in the city to stop wearing yarmulkes to avoid being the victim of anti-Semitic attacks.
From Arutz Sheva:
Rabbi Matusof told Arutz Sheva that Chabad rabbis across the country would distribute kippot Wednesday evening on the streets of France.
“We heard the Rabbi of Paris call on (sports) fans to wear kippot during games and the Rabbi of Strasbourg will distribute kippot,” Matusof said. “We feel the kippah protects us, it reminds us who is above us – God, who protects the people of Israel.”
“We will not give up one single detail from our Jewish life, not in France and not in Brussels,” he continued. “I spoke with several French politicians and they all support us and say we must not give up the kippah.”