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February 26, 2015 11:27 am

German Jewish Leader Warns Community: Don’t Wear Yarmulkas ‘in Certain Areas’

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Joseph Schuster discouraged wearing a yarmulka in "certain areas" of Germany. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – Jews should think twice before wearing a yarmulka in certain areas of Germany, the head of the country’s Jewish umbrella group warned Thursday.

“The question is whether it makes sense to be recognizable as Jews in certain areas… by wearing a yarmulka, or whether it’s better to wear a different head covering. This is indeed a development that I didn’t see five years ago and that is a little frightening.”

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