What happened to the hostages at the market was not an isolated event but one that must be viewed as an extension of years of assaults on European Jews. A proper response to these events can’t be limited to expressions of grief about the victims or even just to support for free speech. History teaches us that when it comes to hate, Jews are the canaries in the coalmine. If Jews cannot live freely without fear of attack on the streets of the City of Light, then everyone is at risk.
As we have said here often, it is long past time to start getting our people out of France.
If history is any guide, the end of France as a pillar of the diaspora portends bad tidings for the country as a whole.