German newspaper prints cut-out kippah, urging readers to wear it in solidarity with Jews
German newspaper Bild published a cut-out kippah skullcap on its front page Monday, urging readers to show their solidarity with the country’s Jewish community in the face of rising antisemitism.
The move comes after a leading government official warned Jews in Germany not to wear the traditional skullcaps in public because of an increase in antisemitic attacks across the country.
Felix Klein, the government’s antisemitism commissioner, told the Funke media group Saturday: “I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany.”
In response, Germany’s most popular daily newspaper asked readers to wear the cut-out kippah as a mark of solidarity with the Jewish community, and even posted a video on its website showing how to make it.
“Wear it, so that your friends and neighbors can see it. Explain to your children what the kippah is,” wrote editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt. “Post a photograph with the kippah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Go out onto the streets with it.”
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