Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dogged devotion

The Brits are notoriously mad about their pets. So perhaps it's no surprise that, last Sunday, 40 doggy-lovers at the Liberal Synagogue Elstree held a service for their animals:

The service at The Liberal Synagogue Elstree, in High Road, brought their pets to celebrate the “diversity of creation and the joy of companionship.”

Encouraged by his six-month-old Yorkshire Terrier, Milo, Rabbi Pete Tobias sent an invitation to all members of his congregation inviting them for a short service on behalf of their pets.

He said: “The service, a series of readings about the relationship between humans and animals, took place in the synagogue car park and was attended by more than a dozen dogs and some forty human beings.

“It was a joyful event and the human participants said they looked forward to similar ceremonies in the future."

Oh boy. Wait until they discover the bark-mitzvah...

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