Thursday, March 21st | 14 Adar II 5779

March 30, 2016 12:45 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Haim Korsia – Religion

avatar by Algemeiner Staff

Email a copy of "Jewish 100, 2015: Haim Korsia – Religion" to a friend
Haim Korsia. Photo: Twitter.

Haim Korsia. Photo: Twitter.

Haim Korsia

Chief Rabbi of France

France’s Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia in 2015 rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews should flee to Israel.

“France without Jews is not France,” Korsia famously said, adding that “our [job] is to give a real choice to French Jewish people,” he added. “And to have a real choice you have to be in security, in serenity, in France.”

In the wake of the January, 2015 Paris terror attacks, Korsia commended the French government’s deployment of 10,500 soldiers across France, in part to protect Jewish sites.

“It’s incredible, because it’s very, very intensive to take care of security of many citizens,” Korsia said. “Now I think it’s not a Jewish question, it’s a question for all France, and it’s very important.”


Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner