European Rabbis Train In Self-Defense, First Aid After Attacks
The training of dozens of rabbis was organized by the European Jewish Association at an annual conference in response to recent attacks in Copenhagen and Paris.
Several dozen rabbis in Europe took part in self-defense and first aid training Tuesday, prompted by concerns of rising violence and anti-Semitism in the region.
The training was part of an annual conference organized by the European Jewish Association and held this year in Prague.
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, general director of the association, said the training was planned in response to the recent attacks in Copenhagen and Paris.
The basic training also included first aid.
"It's very important," Binyomin Jacobs, chief rabbi in the Netherlands, told the AP. "I'm very happy with this. Happy and sad that it is necessary."