At a busy supermarket in Jerusalem a smartly dressed woman, recently arrived in Israel, was stopping shoppers to ask if anyone spoke French. Having found a candidate, her first question was: “Where’s the cheese counter?”
As more and more French Jews nervously consider moving to Israel to escape rising anti-Semitism, many worry the Jewish state may not be as much of a promised land as they would hope.
French immigrants in Israel say they feel more comfortable in the Jewish state — and some boast of better economic opportunity. But many say rising anti-Semitism drove them to leave.
The deadly terror attacks in Paris have many proclaiming solidarity with French Jews — and others calling on them to leave for Israel. Here’s a primer on the community.
Benjamin Netanyahu says the answer for embattled French Jews is simple: leave. But the Jews themselves aren’t so sure they want to leave — and even those that do may not choose Israel
Judith Mergui is part of a new generation of French immigrants to Israel. She’s returning to her homeland — and creating quite a buzz with her cross-cultural mashup.
Centuries after Jesus reportedly healed a paralyzed man in the Jewish town of Kfar Nahoum, the hamlet regained fame in Gustave Flaubert’s novel ‘Madame Bovary.’
Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported.
This was the year of Marcel Proust in the literary world. But was the fin-de-siecle French writer Jewish or a Jew-hater — or both?