A government official’s warning that Jews in traditional dress might not be safe has sparked a new debate about how to protect the community.
- Noah Gordon
- Berlin Observer
- Berlin Policy Journal
Is it unsafe for Jewish men to wear the traditional kippah (or yarmulke) cap in public in modern Germany?
Or should Germans of all religions wear it proudly, as a sign of solidarity?
The fact that the German government official tasked with combating anti-Semitism represented both positions within a week shows how issue has, in recent years, become more relevant for all the wrong reasons.
The official, Felix…