Norway Paper Afraid Country losing Jews
Norway’s largest newspaper is afraid the country is losing its Jews.
“Norway is in danger of becoming a country without a Jewish population,” the daily Aftenposten wrote in an editorial over the weekend, calling on the state to provide more protection for the Jews in the country who are affiliated with the two synagogues there - one in Oslo, and the other in Trondheim.
The paper put the number of Jews affiliated with the two synagogues at 819, and said “the numbers are dropping due to migration and marriage out of the community.”
But, the paper wrote, some people are not affiliating because of the fear of being “visible as a Jews.” If that is true it is a sign of Norway’s “bankruptcy,” Aftenposten wrote, adding that the country had a responsibility to protect people subject to violence because of their religious affiliation.