In one corner of the room, couples huddled with Israeli social security officials, glumly comparing the services they enjoy in France to Israel’s leaner healthcare coverage, unemployment support or pension payments.Even the attraction of living securely among Jews is countered by other realities.“After what’s happened, everybody’s talking about it and more people want to leave,” said Sami, 38, a financial analyst living near the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery in eastern Paris where four hostages died last Friday. At an information fair run by the Jewish Agency, which promotes migration to Israel, a middle-aged man who certifies food as kosher - or fit to consume under Jewish law - worried he wouldn’t find a job.“But we don’t want to leave at any price,” he said. “They have plenty of kosher certifiers there,” he said.About 170 meters wide and 40 meters high, the artwork illustrates the life and rituals of the Luoyue people.The figures are naked in a half-crouch posture, and accompanied by images of livestock, farm tools, clocks, ships, roads and the sun.
But in debates in Jewish neighborhoods or at Israeli information sessions, worries about what awaits them - notably the loss of generous French social benefits - are as strong as concerns over the growing hostility they face here. You need Hebrew, so you have to learn a new language.” “I talked about it with my wife yesterday, and we got into a fight,” said Sami, a member of a volunteer parents’ security service to protect the nearby Jewish school his children attend.“It would be easier to live as a Jew there, but they have terrorism too,” said psychologist Yakov Kowarski, 59, who hides his kippa under a cloth cap.