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September 20, 2016 11:13 am

Poll: 70% of European Jews to Avoid Synagogue on High Holidays Despite Increased Security

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Symbols of Rosh Hashanah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Symbols of Rosh Hashanah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Seventy percent of European Jews will not go to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur this year, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey was conducted last week by the European Jewish Association (EJA) and the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) among a representative sample of 700 capital cities and communities in the periphery throughout Europe – from Britain in the west to Ukraine in the east.

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