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French anti-Semitism ‘first sign of a national crisis’, Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur tells AAPA

27 January 2019 par AAPA France

Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur of the Mouvement Libéral Juif de France told AAPA members of her own path to the rabbinate (she was ordained in New York because no French institution will ordain women rabbis), and discussed her new book, Réflexions sur la question antisémite, which examines anti-Semitism from the Bible to the present day.

She emphasized that in France today the problem is coming from many different directions—from the far right, from the banlieues, from elements of the Gilets Jaunes—and said France needed to recognize it.

“Anti-Semitism isn’t my problem, it’s yours,” she said. “Anti-Semitism is the first sign of a national crisis.”

 

-Rachel Donadio