Wednesday, November 30, 2005

'Rabbi' plays Noah

What is the sudden interest "rabbis" are having with animals? Can't they think of a more worth while pet project, something to do with, gasp, the human flock?

Jewish Exponent:

Standing in a grassy synagogue courtyard, Chiquita obviously didn't understand the words coming out of Rabbi Barry Blum's mouth - all of the 3-year-old chihuahua's attention was focused on the treat in the man's hand.
"God opens his hand and satisfies every living thing with love and favor," said Blum, who then fed the small dog.
Dianne Shames, who brought her beloved pal to see the rabbi, seemed pleased after he said a blessing for her pet.
"She's like a part of the family," said Shames. "She brings a lot of pleasure to our family."
Larry Cetlin also brought his pet, Murphy - which he characterized as a "Llapso" - before the rabbi, wishing the pooch a lifetime of good health.
"It's cheaper than dog health insurance," joked Cetlin. "I enjoy it, the dogs enjoy it, and it's a very short service."
The rabbi saying a prayer for each pet was just the beginning of Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid's "Blessing of the Animals" event
held on Nov. 20. Congregants were also treated to a petting zoo, complete with chickens, rabbits and a goat, as well as presentations by representatives from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. ..
The event was set to coincide with the Torah portion of Noach, who saved the animals of the world by bringing two of each species onto his ark when the world was flooded...
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 3:20 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because with animals, you do your thing, make your money, and they don't talk bak!

11:17 AM  

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