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Jewish orthodox court sentences dog to death by stoning
Yahoo News ^ | Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | Yahoo News

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; israel; judaism; orthodox; reincarnation; stoning

1 posted on 06/19/2011 4:00:08 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Dear me.

Perhaps its just not Muslims who are backward, hmm?.


2 posted on 06/19/2011 4:01:21 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

Muslims are in a category all by themselves. But religious extremists are bad news no matter who they pray to.


3 posted on 06/19/2011 4:02:47 AM PDT by balch3
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To: the scotsman

Yes all cultures are equal eh.

hogwash, this story is bunk


4 posted on 06/19/2011 4:11:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: the scotsman

At least Israel is independant.


5 posted on 06/19/2011 4:15:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: the scotsman

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.


6 posted on 06/19/2011 4:17:16 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (From 1963 Congressional Record http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm)
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To: the scotsman

Has the dog filed suit for damages?


7 posted on 06/19/2011 4:20:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: the scotsman

From Time:

Shocking Sentence: Jewish Court Condemns Dog To Death by Stoning

“In traditional Judaism, dogs are considered impure.”

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/06/18/shocking-sentence-jewish-court-condemns-dog-to-death-by-stoning/


8 posted on 06/19/2011 4:31:59 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: the scotsman

Apparently, this story was not well sourced, and has been debunked.


9 posted on 06/19/2011 4:32:35 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Is it possible for you to post a credible link to that update / claim?


10 posted on 06/19/2011 4:36:40 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

There is a story printed here, although - like the original story - it is a bit light on details.

http://www.thejerusalemlife.com/news/when-a-dog-runs-wild-in-court


11 posted on 06/19/2011 4:45:21 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: James C. Bennett
Supposedly the story first appeared in the "respected" Israeli news site Ynet. I have a suspicion that secular Leftist Israeli JINOs planted it to discredit the ultra-Orthodox,* but on the other hand people knowledgeable about Judaism have said it could be true.

*Think of all the stories in our MSM ridiculing Christians as backward, unscientific snake-handlers.

12 posted on 06/19/2011 4:46:20 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: BlackVeil; hellbender

Thanks!


13 posted on 06/19/2011 4:49:18 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: the scotsman

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.


14 posted on 06/19/2011 4:50:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: the scotsman

15 posted on 06/19/2011 5:06:01 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: the scotsman

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’?


16 posted on 06/19/2011 5:07:08 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Time to clean House (and Senate) again. Incumbents begone!!)
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To: BlackVeil
Figured as much.

For a minute I was worried about Mr. Ed!

17 posted on 06/19/2011 5:15:56 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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18 posted on 06/19/2011 5:16:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: the scotsman
...Clearly still offended, one of the judges sentenced the animal to death by stoning by local children.

The canine target, however, managed to escape...

LOL

19 posted on 06/19/2011 5:20:50 AM PDT by elli1
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To: the scotsman

Since when do Jews believe in reincarnation? This one is tough to believe.


20 posted on 06/19/2011 5:25:15 AM PDT by templarbeat
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To: templarbeat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2736481/posts?page=11#11


21 posted on 06/19/2011 5:42:32 AM PDT by JadeEmperor
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To: the scotsman

???

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.


22 posted on 06/19/2011 5:42:40 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: balch3
But religious extremists are bad news no matter who they pray to.

I agree, and the only thing worse than them are the irreligious extremists!

23 posted on 06/19/2011 5:45:50 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
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
24 posted on 06/19/2011 5:49:43 AM PDT by JadeEmperor
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To: JadeEmperor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2736481/posts?page=11#11
25 posted on 06/19/2011 5:51:01 AM PDT by JadeEmperor
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To: templarbeat

Rabinic law forbids belief in reincarnation as well as cruelty to animals. I go with dry satire.


26 posted on 06/19/2011 6:09:17 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This IS my blog site.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Islam too.


27 posted on 06/19/2011 6:20:34 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: the scotsman

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.


28 posted on 06/19/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT by Tzfat
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Also Jewish court sentences dog to death by stoning

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.

29 posted on 06/19/2011 5:14:16 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: the scotsman

Nuts


30 posted on 06/20/2011 2:26:29 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: the scotsman

“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.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 7:52:41 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: James C. Bennett

“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.


32 posted on 06/20/2011 7:54:03 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: scrabblehack

You do know this story was retracted as false, correct?


33 posted on 06/20/2011 7:55:37 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: balch3

“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:

http://lifeinisrael.blogspot.com/2011/06/maariv-apologizes-about-misleading.html


34 posted on 06/20/2011 7:59:25 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: the scotsman

The whole story was made up.

http://honestreporting.com/sleeping-dogs-dont-lie-but-the-press-does/


35 posted on 06/20/2011 8:22:12 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now (From 1963 Congressional Record http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm)
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To: Jewbacca

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.


36 posted on 06/20/2011 11:30:49 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Fake story.

It happens.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 11:31:39 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

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.


38 posted on 06/20/2011 11:00:40 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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