The cleric excoriated Arab leaders for being sympathetic to the French while ignoring the plights of Muslims.
France is home to both the largest Jewish (600,000) and largest Muslim (5.7 million) populations in Europe,
Three beehives were housed at Notre Dame on a roof about 30 meters below the main roof where the fire spread. Each hive has about 60,000 bees.
Some officers also marched toward demonstrators to control the crowd and funnel it to Paris' Place de la Republique, where most of the demonstrators were contained in the late afternoon.
Lion announced Thursday that the Jerusalem municipality would project the French colors onto the building for 24 hours.
People need symbols, and the world needs culture, beauty and art. Notre Dame was and is a symbol of all such things – and an important symbol of continuity and connection.
The sorrow that flooded France was not about one wounded structure, but about a nation’s lost soul.
The spire was originally designed by the 19th century architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duct. The French prime minister announced that the new spire will be suited to our times.
Some prominent rabbis, from medieval to modern times, have categorized Christianity as “idol worship,” due to concerns over whether Christianity fulfills Judaism’s definition of monotheism.
The Vatican has said it is willing to offer restoration know-how to help rebuild the fire-damaged landmark.