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Egypt to introduce Judaism in schools

Egypt’s Ministry of Education has approved a new school topic about the common values ​​between the Abrahamic religions.
A photo taken on June 24, 2019 shows a stack of books as part of the collection of the "History of Damascus" summary volumes by the medieval Sunni Muslim scholar Ibn Asakir, on a shelf in the main building of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina library in Egypt's northern coastal city of Alexandria. - The Bibliotheca, established in 2002, serves as a modern-day commemoration of the Library of Alexandria of antiquity, and a modern-day public library and educational centre. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)        (Ph

The Egyptian parliament recently commended the Ministry of Education on approving a new school subject: common values. The course examines religious values ​and verses that have the same meaning in the three Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam — in a move that will allow Egyptian students to study verses from the Jewish religion for the first time ever.

Kamal Amer, the head of the parliamentary defense and national security committee, said in parliament Feb. 26, “The Ministry of Education’s approval of the subject of religious values ​​shared between the divine religions expresses the state’s keenness to spread the values ​​of tolerance and fraternity.”

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