Regarding tolerance: Azerbaijan has something to teach
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 6
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan is a country with a long and proud history of acceptance of other religious traditions, David Wolpe, the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, said in his article published by Time.
"Although more than 90% of the population is Muslim, both Sunni and majority Shiite live here together, Jews feel accepted and appreciated, and the same seems true for other religious minorities," said Wolpe.
Wolpe further said that during a tour to Azerbaijan, he visited the country's Quba district, home to Red Village.
"It is home to some 4,000 Jews, making it one of the largest Jewish cities outside of Israel," he noted.
"In a world where intolerance is a potent and growing threat, Azerbaijan has something vital to teach," noted Wolpe.