Over the last two years, Mosaic has asked the question several times: Is there a future for European Jewry?
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In light of recent events in Paris—the January 7 attack on the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, and the January 9 taking of Jewish hostages at a kosher grocery store—we look back at our answers.
- August 2013: “You Only Live Twice” by Michel Gurfinkiel
Vibrant Jewish communities were reborn in Europe after the Holocaust. Is there a future for them in the 21st century?
- November 2013: “Seeking Shelter” by Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
Why I am filing for asylum in my own country, Sweden.
- September 2014: “Post-Liberal Europe and Its Jewish Problem” by Natan Sharansky
Strong ideological currents are turning Europe into a difficult place for Jewish survival.
- October 2014: “Summer in Paris” by Robert S. Wistrich
As the sound of “Death to the Jews!” filled the streets in the summer of 2014, much of the French elite averted its gaze or blamed the Jews for their own misfortune. Do Jews still have a future there?