Germany’s Jewish community responded this week when a 21-year-old man wearing a Jewish skullcap, also called a kippa, was attacked by an assailant yelling “Yahudi!” — the Arabic word for Jew.
The victim told Deutsche Welle that he is actually an Israeli Arab who had donned the cap as an “experiment” to disprove a friend who warned that it had become unsafe to wear a kippa in Germany.
And so yesterday, Germans united.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.