The Shliach’s Solution To European Antisemitism



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    The Shliach’s Solution To European Antisemitism

    In an interview with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Rabbi Zalman Lent, Chabad Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Ireland, recommended his country as an alternative for Jews suffering from antisemitism • Read More

    Excerpts from an article by Danna Harman / Haaretz

    …With the closing of the synagogue in Cork, three synagogues remain in Ireland, all in Dublin. The Hebrew Congregation, an orthodox synagogue with some 150 members, is led by Zalman Lent, the country’s Chabad rabbi, who also serves as Ireland’s de facto chief rabbi…

    Lent, the Chabad rabbi and de facto chief rabbi, is not discouraged by the statistics that suggest the community is dwindling. He believes there is potential to not only stem the tide, but reverse it.

    Lent, who moved with his wife and children to Ireland from Manchester 16 years ago, sees his adopted country as a potential haven for European Jews.

    “Ireland has never had a history of anti-Semitism,” he argues, “and if a Jew from, say, France, wants to continue running his business in Europe, but feels they want a welcoming place for the family to live — Ireland is an answer.”…

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