Friday, January 18, 2013

DOGS WILL GET THEIR REWARD

Our Diana wearing her Mardi Gras beads

It is taught that in the World-to-Come, dogs will lead in singing the praises of the Almighty. They will say to other creatures "Come! Let us prostrate ourselves and bow, let us kneel before G-d, our Maker".

Throughout classical Jewish literature they are portrayed as the most insolent of animals. How could it be, he wondered, that this very same creature will merit to lead in the singing of praises to G-d in the World-to-Come?

(Rav Yishaya)
A charming commentary on dogs as portrayed in classic Jewish literature.  Thanks to my friend Linda, who posted the link on Facebook.

The answer to the question may be found at torah.org.

Good Shabbos!

4 comments:

  1. Let us prostrate ourselves and bow wow.

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  2. [Aw. Diana. "Pack Leader, wif dis on I feel so silly!"]

    It is taught that in the World-to-Come, dogs will lead ... They will say to other creatures "Come!"

    I bet they'll get *particular* joy from saying "Come!" to the creature Homo sapiens. ;-/

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    1. Yes, JCF, I expect even Diana, who mostly does not come when we call her, will take particular satisfaction in telling us to come. Of course, she's going deaf now, so she has an excuse.

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