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Saturday, September 28, 2019 

Nice's Jewish community faces uncertain future

Because of all the stuffing of Islam into France, now the Jewish community in Nice is fading:
This sleepy Mediterranean city has been a haven for Jews for nearly 1,000 years.

As recently as 15 years ago, this former trading hub with a tradition of tolerance was home to the fourth-largest Jewish community in France, with about 20,000 members. But the combined effects of anti-Semitism, terrorism, financial problems and assimilation have taken their toll.

Last year, for the first time since World War II, the French Consistoire, a national organization that provides religious services to Orthodox Jews, estimated that Nice’s Jewish population had dipped below 3,000, though some local Jewish officials think the number may be higher.

Security and economics are changing life for Jews throughout France, but they’re hitting particularly hard in Nice, which lacks the vibrant economy and robust job opportunities that help sustain Jewish communities in other French metropolises.

“[Nice] is a small city with a small Jewish community and you really feel the wave of aliyah,” said Yaacov Parienti, a 29-year-old student, using the Hebrew word for immigration to Israel. Parienti’s sister has already left for Israel and his parents are planning on leaving soon.

“Does my community have a future? I don’t know,” Parienti said. “I think it’s a general problem for all Jews in France. But it’s just more felt in a small one like ours.”
It's a problem for everyone, in fact. But what'll really be corrosive is if nobody's willing to go to war in the future as was done in WW2, which'll contradict what that war was all about. How can a problem truly be solved if nobody's willing to be vigilant?

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