Religion & Beliefs

The Weekly Shonde: Dog Stoning Rabbis

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By / June 17, 2011
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It’s really easy to sit here in my Diaspora glass house and throw stones.  Compared to some, my upbringing wasn’t just secular — it was nearly pagan.  But alas, I’m a Jew, and I feel it my duty to say, “Wow, that is some straight up dark ages bullshit,” when I read things like the following:

A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning. The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the spirit of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court’s judges 20 years ago, had been transferred into the dog’s body.  (via YNet)

Seriously?  You’re going to stone a dog to death because a spirit entered his body?  Do we really need to explain how incredibly messed up that is?  This Weekly Shonde obviously speaks for itself.