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Is France Dangerous for Jews?

  • Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 (map)


With Marc Weitzmann
Journalist and Author

Before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan night club, and others made international headlines, Marc Weitzmann observed a surge of seemingly random acts of violence against the Jews of France. He has investigated both the small-scale and large-scale acts of violence, and their roots in two very specific forms of populism, to show how the rebirth of French anti-Semitism relates to the new global terror wave, revealing France to be a localized laboratory for a global phenomenon.

Award-winning journalist Marc Weitzmann will recount the history and present day crisis of anti- Semitism in France and its dire message for the rest of the world.

This program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.


Marc Weitzmann is an award-winning journalist who has published ten books in France. He was chief editor of the literary section of Les Inrockuptibles magazine in France for ten years (1995-2005), and is a regular contributor to Le Monde, Liberation, and Tablet Magazine.