German newspaper prints cut-out kippah, urging readers to wear it in solidarity with Jews

Germany's Bild newspaper publishes cut-out kippah in campaign against anti-Semitism

(CNN)German newspaper Bild published a cut-out kippah skullcap on its front page Monday, urging readers to show their solidarity with the country's Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism.

The move comes after a leading government official warned Jews in Germany not to wear the traditional skullcaps in public because of an increase in anti-Semitic attacks across the country.
Felix Klein, the government's anti-Semitism commissioner, told the Funke media group Saturday: "I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany."
    In response, Germany's most popular daily newspaper asked readers to wear the cut-out kippah as a mark of solidarity with the Jewish community, and even posted a video on its website showing how to make it.
    "Wear it, so that your friends and neighbors can see it. Explain to your children what the kippah is," wrote editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt.
    "Post a photograph with the kippah on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Go out onto the streets with it."
    A German official said Jews are not advised to wear a kippah "everywhere all the time in Germany."
    Reichelt rejected Klein's call for Jews to limit their use of the kippah.
    "To that, there is only one answer: No, that must not be the case!" he wrote. "If it is so, and if it stays that way, then we have failed in the face of our history."
    He called on readers to support the Jewish community.
    "If even one person in our country cannot wear the kippah without putting themselves in danger, then the only answer must be that we all wear the kippah," wrote Reichelt. "The kippah belongs to Germany!"