Dog Days of Summer

Nice way for dogs (or people) to cool off in the hot car in Summer.

Just have to watch for passing cars or bikes, so the snoot doesn’t get bumped. 

Do you know where we’re going?

No hon, but it’s hot as hell today and I’m sort of down in the dumps. 

Just try to enjoy the ride and I’m sure we’ll be there soon. 

I’m trying, just let me have a little peace and quiet, please!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)

Rubber Ducky You’re The One

What a variety of Rubber Ducks. 

They were giving these away in the doctor’s office. 

Not quick sure why???

The guy gave me a half a dozen, and each duck is different.ย 

Fun in the bath for the grandchild.  

They float and make quack-quack. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Sheep No More

Please see my new article inย The Times of Israelย called,ย Sheep No More.ย 

In thinking about sacrifices as animal substitution for consequences to man, we can also reverse this logic to explore what sacrifices can teach us about consequences to man in their relationship to the Jewish people. In this particular case, I am thinking about Jewish responses to those who desire to be our friends and want to build kind and productive relationships with us or the opposite, to our enemies, who seek to persecute, attack us, and make the Jews their korban, victims.

In short, traditional korbanot in the Temple can teach us not only about how animals can substitute for people in our sacrifices to G-d for thanksgiving, communion, and acknowledging of consequences and teshuva (repentance) for our wrongdoing, but also how the Jewish people can relate to the nations of the world in everything from full peace, positive engagement, acts of guilt and sin against us, and even full-fledged war. Sacrifices teach us that while peace is always the desired state and fiery war a last resort in our self-defense and preservation, we know that after thousands of years of anti-Semitism, persecution, and Holocaust, we are no longer the sacrificial lamb on anyoneโ€™s Temple altar.
(Source Photo: Pixabay Free Image)

Who You Calling Bull?

For those who watched Fear The Walking Dead this week…

You know what I mean with this picture.

Zombies + Taxidermy = Some scary grafted dudes!

No one can call bull on this show. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)