KRAKOW — On the way to his first appearance as Krakow’s new chief rabbi, Eliezer Gurary passed a group of young demonstrators holding signs with messages of affection for Jews.
“I [heart] Jews,” one sign read.
“Yes to tolerance,” read another.
But the demonstration last week outside Krakow’s Old Synagogue was no support rally.
Organized by non-Jewish university students on the day of Gurary’s installation, the protest was sparked by the rabbi’s recent assertion in an interview with the Israeli news site Arutz 7 that all non-Jews dislike Jews.