EUROPE - European Jews Hide Their Identity

Arno Froese

About forty percent of European Jews hide their identity, the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the European Jewish Association claimed.

The organizations, both of which are run by Menachem Margolin, a Chabad rabbi from Brussels, stated that they had gathered their data from over 800 rabbis and RCE members across the continent but did not provide any detailed explanation of how they arrived at the 40% figure or of the study’s methodology.

Three quarters of European Jewish children are not enrolled in Jewish schools, and while “twice as many Jews are reported to attend synagogue prayers on Yom Kippur as on Saturdays throughout the year, 70% of Europe’s Jews choose not to go to the synagogue during the High Holy Days,” Margolin said.

Anti-Semitic incidents increased 500% in one month in England during the recent Middle East conflict, and increased representation by neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalist factions in the European legislature has many continental Jews worried.

Arno's commentary

Antisemitism is but natural, for the Jews are different from all people on the face of the earth, in spite of their two millennial attempt to be integrated. The people of this world, regardless of religion, who do not have faith in the written Word of God, are by nature anti-Semitic, although not all.

Particularly in these last few months, when right-wing populist parties have shaken some of Europe’s establishment, the distinction between the locals (natives) and others that are different is being agitated.

What does that mean for Jews in Europe? The return to the land of their fathers. In Ezekiel 39:27, we read: “Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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