Israel Must Compete for French Jews

The former chief rabbi of France recently called on his fellow French Jews to 'jump on the train of history' and 'rejoin the Land of Israel.' But Israel must compete with the U.S. and Canada for France's Jews.

Europe’s Jewish communities are on a troubling trajectory, with organized Jewish life across the Continent in decline. A whole confluence of factors affecting Europe as a whole – economic, cultural, political and governance – are working against the perpetuation of Jewish communal life.