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"The Jews' great concern," reads the Thursday headline in French daily Aujourd'hui en France, above an image of a man wearing a skullcap. It comes after a teenager attacked and wounded a Jewish teacher who was wearing the traditional headgear Monday in Marseille, southern France.

France is debating whether it's still safe for members of the Jewish community to wear the traditional accessory — also known as a kippah or yarmulke.

A 15-year-old boy claiming to act in the name of the ISIS assaulted the Jewish teacher with a machete, the third attack of its kind in Marseille in recent months.

Following the wave of violence, Zvi Ammar, head of Marseille's Jewish Council, advised Jews to refrain from wearing their skullcaps, a recommendation that sparked controversy among the religious community.

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Fading Flavor: Production Of Saffron Declines Sharply

Saffron is well-known for its flavor and its expense. But in Kashmir, one of the flew places it grows, cultivation has fallen dramatically thanks for climate change, industry, and farming methods.

Photo of women harvesting saffron in Kashmir

Harvesting of Saffron in Kashmir

Mubashir Naik

In northern India along the bustling Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Pampore — known as the saffron town of Kashmir —people are busy picking up saffron flowers to fill their wicker baskets.

During the autumn season, this is a common sight in the Valley as saffron harvesting is celebrated like a festival in Kashmir. The crop is harvested once a year from October 21 to mid-November.

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