Talking Judaism in parliament

28.06.2011                      26.Siwan, 5771

Rabbi-Konferenz:

Talking Judaism in parliament

The Rabbinical Centre of Europe marked its 10th anniversary last week with a conference on multiculturalism hosted at the European Parliament.

The European Parliament hosted a somewhat different group of men in suits last week, when over 100 European rabbis attended discussions under the banner “Is Multiculturalism Sustainable in 21st-Century Europe?” The talks were part of a two-day conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe (RCE), an organization representing over 700 European rabbis. In attendance were also Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger and Religious Affairs Minister Ya’acov Margi.
In his address to the plenum, Metzger said it was not enough to combat anti-Semitism on the Continent; rather, proactive measures should be taken to show Judaism’s positive aspects. He called to institute a “Judaism day” in Europe, with schools exposing their students to the religion….