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Leading Jewish educator: ‘It’s dangerous to wear a kippah in certain parts of the UK’


One of British Jewry’s leading educationists has spoken out about the antisemitic abuse he has experienced post-October 7 and said it was “dangerous” to walk in certain areas wearing a kippah.

Rabbi David Meyer, the chief executive of the Jewish schools’ network PaJeS, told Israeli news website Ynet: “I think there isn’t a single Jew here who hasn’t wondered if we’re witnessing the end of the Jewish community in England.”

Rabbi Meyer was recently honoured by being chosen to be one of the diaspora representatives to take part in the torch lighting ceremony in Jerusalem to mark Israel’s Independence Day.

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