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01 November 2014

Students Visit Jewish Places of Worship

On November 1, as organized by the Department of Eastern Languages and Religious Studies, within the framework of a series of  "Harmony of Diversity " events to develop religious tolerance, Khazar Students visited Jewish places of worship. At first, students watched the weekly Sabbath ritual in an Ashkenazi Jewish synagogue. After the ritual, students listened to a lecture by rabbi Segal Shneor, Chairman of the Ashkenazi Jewish community, about the faith, worship, and traditions of Judaism. Then students’ questions were answered.

Then students visited the synagogue of the Mountain Jews, where they met Milikh Yevdayev, chairman of the community, and were informed about the history of the Jewish community and relations with members of other religions.

Dr. Elnura Azizova, Head of the Department, gave them information about the importance of the role of universities in spreading multiculturalism and developing religious, ethnic and cultural tolerance among young people. She also spoke about activities regularly carried out in this field by Khazar University.


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