French Jewry

French Expat Jews: So Far, So Near

Many here urging relatives back home to leave. ‘What are you waiting for?’

01/13/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

For Stella Amar-Cohen, a Jew from western France who has lived in Manhattan for 10 years, the most recent day of horror for French Jewry began before dawn last Friday.

French police patrol this week near a Jewish school in Paris as part of security around Jewish institutions. Getty Images

From Rashi To Dreyfus To Hyper Cacher

A primer on French Jewry.

01/13/2015 - 19:00

Last week’s deadly hostage siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris has French Jews (and some non-Jews) proclaiming “Je suis juif,” or “I am Jewish,” in solidarity with the four people killed in the attack.

French soldiers patrol this week outside a Jewish school in the Marais district of Paris, the city’s historic Jewish neighborhoo
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