Skip to comments.Jewish orthodox court sentences dog to death by stoning
Posted on 06/19/2011 4:00:06 AM PDT by the scotsman
'A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday.
According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, frightening judges and plaintiffs.
Despite attempts to drive the dog out of the court, the hound refused to leave the premises.
One of the sitting judges then recalled a curse the court had passed down upon a secular lawyer who had insulted the judges two decades previously.
Their preferred divine retribution was for the lawyer's spirit to move into the body of a dog, an animal considered impure by traditional Judaism.
Clearly still offended, one of the judges sentenced the animal to death by stoning by local children.
The canine target, however, managed to escape.
"Let the Animals Live", an animal-welfare organisation filed a complaint with the police against the head of the court, Rabbi Avraham Dov Levin, who denied that the judges had called for the dog's stoning, Ynet reported.'
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Perhaps its just not Muslims who are backward, hmm?.
Muslims are in a category all by themselves. But religious extremists are bad news no matter who they pray to.
Yes all cultures are equal eh.
hogwash, this story is bunk
At least Israel is independant.
Note how the Leftist media go to great lengths to find the oddball story when it involves a sect of Jews? They ignore the sea of growing immorality of people of all religions all around them in the neighborhoods in which they work and live.
Has the dog filed suit for damages?
Shocking Sentence: Jewish Court Condemns Dog To Death by Stoning
“In traditional Judaism, dogs are considered impure.”
Apparently, this story was not well sourced, and has been debunked.
Is it possible for you to post a credible link to that update / claim?
There is a story printed here, although - like the original story - it is a bit light on details.
*Think of all the stories in our MSM ridiculing Christians as backward, unscientific snake-handlers.
I guess I`m more ignorant about Judaism than I thought. Muslims are far worse, but it looks like the Jews aren`t without their crazies.
If one reads the story they would most definitely ‘get it’ This is sarcasm, irony and absurdity rolled into ‘typical’ dry, Brit sardonic humor, which I, though of Irish background, employ.
“I told you a million times not to exaggerate”.
Even the headline hints of a ‘gotcha’ vein.
Of course if its job was to ‘trap’ readers, it worked, we are here aren’t we???
Can’t you just picture the dog sitting there, refusing to budge, while the ‘brains’ in the room (Judges, Barristers etal) figure out WHY the dog is there and what to do about it without ‘getting their OWN hands dirty’?
For a minute I was worried about Mr. Ed!
The canine target, however, managed to escape...
Since when do Jews believe in reincarnation? This one is tough to believe.
I suspect this story is bogus - AFAIK Jews barely even believe in an afterlife at all, much less “reincarnation.”
Sounds like somebody at AP has been hitting the sauce before going to work again.
I agree, and the only thing worse than them are the irreligious extremists!
AFAIK Jews barely even believe in an afterlife at all, much less reincarnation.You are incorrect on both accounts. This was discussed and explained on this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2736481/posts?page=11#11
Rabinic law forbids belief in reincarnation as well as cruelty to animals. I go with dry satire.
This article is nonsense. That so many FReepers bought into it is disturbing. Consider the source. Secular Israelis dispise religious Jews. Would you trust the NY Times to report on conservative Christians? Sheesh, anti-Semitism is rife around here.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I've never heard of any aversion to dogs by Orthodox, other than the question of whether they can be handled/carried on the Sabbath. They can't be neutered. Nor can they be abused, which this "edict", if true, would seem to violate. Of course I've never heard of a lawyers soul entering a dog either. I'd guess a rat would be a better candidate, but you can't stone the rat for no reason eithr.
“Perhaps its just not Muslims who are backward, hmm?.”
Correct, the BBC who repeated this already-retracted story to fit their kill-the-Jooos agenda are very backward, along with the inbreds who believed it.
“In traditional Judaism, dogs are considered impure.”
Dogs are not “impure” under “traditional” Judaism.
(Well, you don’t eat them.)
FWIW, I have two dogs.
You do know this story was retracted as false, correct?
“But religious extremists are bad news no matter who they pray to.”
Not to mess up your “all relgious people are evil meme,” but the story was made up out of whole clothe.
Here’s the retraction:
The whole story was made up.
Yes, it has been pointed out to me that the story is false.
As the story was on Yahoo News, I wont apologise for posting it. Yahoo News UK is a perfectly respectable news site, in fact I have posted stories here from it. So I had no reason, nor I doubt did Yahoo News, that it was false.
And neither am I ‘inbred’ for believing the story. Unless you think Judaism dosent have its share of nutters. Like any religion, it does.
It is entirely legitimate to post an article from a regular news source. Many stories are ill-founded, but that is not our fault. And, there is also a legitimate subject for discussion in why the story arose in the first place - is it prejudice? propaganda? These are things to consider.
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