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Stray Dog “Redeemed” in Jerusalem

Did anybody think that maybe this WAS the rabbi come back to let them know that they shouldn't be so judgmental of dogs? Didn't these...

Joy  |  Sep 19th 2006


Dog Lingers After Rabbi Passes

Did anybody think that maybe this WAS the rabbi come back to let them know that they shouldn’t be so judgmental of dogs? Didn’t these people see the movie “Fluke?”

This article comes to us from the Mail and Guardian Online.

Man inhabits dog? Rabbis ponder case of stray
Jerusalem, Israel

A stray dog which refused to budge from the home of a recently deceased rabbi has finally moved on after a “redemption ceremony” at an Israeli cemetery. The dog, pictured in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Monday, showed up at the house of the late Rabbi Nahman Dubinky.

Rabbis concluded the animal could be possessed by a tortured soul seeking redemption. Ultra-Orthodox Jews traditionally do not keep dogs as pets.

“Sometimes the souls of sinners, such as adulterers or people who slept with non-Jews, enter the body of a dog,” Rabbi Yitzhak Basri, a Kabbalah scholar, told Israel Radio.

“It is known that when a righteous man dies, the souls of people in need of redemption come to him so they can be healed as a result of his death.”

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