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40% of European Jews list anti-Semitism as key threat

Majority of European leaders say growing rate of assimilation is the most serious threat facing their communities.

by Shoshana Miskin, Chaim Lev


In a poll among leaders of Jewish communities in Europe, it was revealed that 40% of respondents believe that anti-Semitism is one of the biggest threats to the future of Jewish life in their country.

The survey further exposed that other pressing issues included weakness of Jewish organizations (55%), alienation of Jews from Jewish life (61%) and demographic decline (51%).

The figures appeared last Monday in the Third Survey of European Jewish Leaders and Opinion Formers, a study published every four years by the International Center for Community Development for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

The 2016 results are the highest number recorded by the JDC since it launched its first survey in 2008. That year


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