“70% Of European Jews Will Not Go To Shul [Synagogue] On Yom Kippur”

Laitman_419In the News (The Jerusalem Post): “A poll released Tuesday claiming that 70% of European Jews won’t go to synagogue on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur due to security concerns, has been met with skepticism by prominent Jewish leaders.

“The online survey, conducted last week by the European Jewish Association and the Rabbinical Center of Europe had 78 respondents, who the EJA says are a representative sample of 700 capital cities and peripheries throughout Europe – spanning from Britain to Ukraine. …

“Participants were asked if there was an increase or decrease in the number of registered individuals in their Jewish communities in comparison with last year; whether there was an increase or decrease in the number of Jews expected to attend synagogue on the High Holy Days in comparison with last year; how concerned they and their community members are by the increase in antisemitism in their countries; and whether there was heightened security at Jewish institutes in their community in light of the increase in terrorist attacks in Europe. …

“The poll also found that 80% of respondents are concerned about a rise in anti-Semitism in their countries. …

“This poll is conducted annually, and having analyzed the results and compared them with previous years, the groups deducted that the drop in synagogue attendance is a direct result of increased antisemitism. Margolin told The Jerusalem Post that while other factors do come into play, such as secularization, a comparison with previous years shows that security concerns are the main factor. …

“He cited an increase in attacks on Jewish individuals, institutions and communities, which he partly blamed on the influx of refugees to Europe. He also pointed to a growing influence of the far Right across the continent.

“‘Currently the focus of the extreme Right and their activity is focused on Islamophobia, but testimonies of rabbis and community leaders show a great deal of concern about growing nationalism and xenophobia, also against the Jews of Europe,’ he warned.”

My Comment: It is not possible to escape the hatred in today’s world. Soon the Jews will feel that they are being cornered. The only way out is through developing and study of the method of unification, i.e., returning to building one single people. In this state, to the extent of our efforts, we immediately get the support of the Creator through a feeling of a good attitude toward us, first and foremost from the anti-Semites!

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