(CNN)A survey released just days before the anniversary of the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 people reveals that many Jewish Americans avoid wearing things that may reveal their religious identity.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC), a Jewish advocacy organization, released the results of its survey Wednesday. It was conducted with 1,283 respondents over almost a month.
It found that nearly a third of those polled have “avoided publicly wearing, carrying or displaying things that might help people identify them as Jews.”
And a quarter of respondents said they avoid places, events or situations out of concern for their safety or comfort.
My cousins wear kippah and are not allowed by their parents to go to Europe because of the high chance of assault on Jews there. Of course, they live in the northeast and not in a Republican state.
If 30% of American Jews are hiding their Jewishness, what percent of European Jews do you think are hiding their Jewishness?