I am celebrating today an important anniversary.
Six years of wearing a kippa wherever life took me in Germany and in Europe in general.
On December 1, 2012, I donned a kippa and went out to prove to myself and my fellow Jews that we are safe in Germany, and that anti-Semites are not waiting to harass or manhandle us the moment that they realize that a Jew in their midst.
2191 days of wearing a kippa
88 kippot worn
237 cities, towns and villages visited in 12 countries
0 negative incidents
Lots of fun and moving experiences
Dozens of TV reports, of videos and articles in major newspapers
1 major honor – by the government of Germany – for my “civic courage”
1 book written about it: http://chutzpahandkippah.com/
Next up for the “kippa experiment”: I am heading for secondary and vocational schools, to find out what their students – many of whom immigrants and many Muslim – think and feel about Judaism and the Holocaust.
Key reports and articles on the “Kippa Experiment”