October 21, 2018

Milikh Yevdayev

Milikh Yevdayev was elected the Head of the Community of Azerbaijan’s Mountain Jews in 2012. Born in Azerbaijan’s famous Red Village (Qırmızı Qəsəbə), which is one of the largest all-Jewish towns outside of Israel, Yevdayev graduated from Azerbaijan Institute of Technology in 1971. During these times Azerbaijan was still part of the Soviet Union, and Yevdayev got employed at the Ministry of Light Industry, where in the following years up to his retirement he played an important role in the development of the textile industry in Azerbaijan. He is married, and has three children and six grandchildren. As Head of the Community, Yevdayev is actively engaged in intercultural and interreligious dialogue both in Azerbaijan and beyond. The purpose of this blog is to shed light on the Jewish life in Azerbaijan, which has one of the most ancient Jewish communities in the world. You can contact Yevdayev at milikhyevdayev@gmail.com
In my homeland of Azerbaijan, the remembrance of the Holocaust has always felt personal and close to home.
On April 8, 2017, Azerbaijan and Israel will celebrate 25 years of friendship.
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