Chief Rabbi of Russia told the leader of the trade unions about the importance of the spiritual needs of workers

Moscow. 17 Jan. INTERFAX – Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar during the meeting with Chairman of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia Mikhail Shmakov said that in modern society it is important to pay attention not only to material conditions but also the spiritual needs of people.

“First and foremost, you must make relationships in the workplace was based on moral and ethical values common to all humanity,” said the Rabbi in the course of the conversation, held in the Moscow Jewish community center.

In his opinion, the experience of traditional religions in this matter could be “very popular”.

The sides discussed prospects of cooperation of the Jewish community and FITUR in the field of education and culture, strengthen the family, support for traditional values.

Mikhail Shmakov noted that, in his opinion, the culture there can not be trifles.

“It is impossible to imagine cultural society, whose members are not familiar with at least the basic fundamentals of traditional religions. From the overall cultural level and culture of independent production, the quality and the standard of living of people. This is especially true in a multicultural and multi-religious state like Russia,” – said the trade Union leader, quoted by the press service of the Rabbi.