Such relief that the hostages have been freed. Wishing a peaceful Shabbat/ Friday night to all of Paris.
Here is an excerpt from a USA Today publication:
"Police ordered all shops along Rosiers Street in the famed Jewish neighborhood of Marais in central Paris closed, and the council representing Jewish institutions in France advised its members not to take any risks.
The Grand Synagogue of Paris, the French capital's largest place of Jewish worship, closed as the hostage situation unfolded. A caretaker at the door said the entire synagogue had been emptied out for security reasons.
Sacha Reingewirtz, 28, president of the French Jewish Student Union, said France is a dangerous place for people who clearly show they are Jewish.
"What the government is doing to protect us is not enough. I refuse to have Jews here living behind walls in fear of their lives," he said. "We need more than a security plan but an educational plan to fight against stereotypes."
Education and the breaking of stereotypes can the prevent hate and division among the people. Hoping this will be an opportunity for reaching out and connection while people deal with these horrible events...
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