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European Rabbis Train In Self-Defense, First Aid After Attacks

The training of dozens of rabbis was organized by the European Jewish Association at an annual conference in response to recent attacks in Copenhagen and Paris.

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Rabbi Menachem Margolin, general director of the association, said the training was planned in response to the recent attacks in Copenhagen and Paris.

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In a statement, he called for more action by government officials to increase security around synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

"We call on European governments, as well as EU institutions, to heed our calls for the establishment of a pan-European task force in order to increase security around Jewish institutions and enhance education against the rampant anti-Semitism," he said.


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