(DigitalJournal) The head of Marseille's Israelite Consistory is urging Jewish men to forego wearing skullcaps (kippot) after a particularly vicious anti-Semitic attack on a school teacher, saying the measure was needed to protect Jewish lives.
Zvi Ammar, the head of Marseille's Israelite Consistory, told the AFP, "Life is more sacred than anything else. We are now forced to hide a little bit."
Ammar added that even contemplating the move made him "sick to his stomach." The request to refrain from wearing skullcaps comes one day after a 15-year-old Kurdish teen wielding a machete attacked a 35-year-old Marseille teacher,
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