AIT first year students visit synagogue of Mountain Jews
First year students of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology (AIT) visited the synagogue of Mountain Jews.
Milikh Yevdayev, President of the Religious Community of the Mountain Jews of Baku, informed students about the Jews living in Azerbaijan. He said that the Jews have been living in our country for centuries with representatives of other nations, and the Jewish settlement in Azerbaijan dates back to 2000 years. He noted that Azerbaijan has always been a country where different confessions, peoples coexist, and tolerance is at a high level.
Milikh Yevdayev stressed that Azerbaijan is a symbol of tolerance and that representatives of all religions are treated with the same attitude and care. He emphasized that the positive example of Azerbaijan proves the possibility of peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Jews and Christians in the atmosphere of peace and mutual respect. Like other communities, members of the Jewish community are freely performing their religious rituals.
Students’ questions on Jewish belief and prayers as well as the experience of coexistence in terms of tolerance and multiculturalism were responded.
AIT holds consistent events for the development of students’ world outlook, intellectual level, spiritual world, patriotic feelings, social responsibility habits as well as the improvement of their self-expression skills. The Institute organizes visits to religious places to familiarize students with the existing conditions, diverse beliefs and worshipping system.