posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 10:59 PM
reply to post by kryton
1. Since a dog wandered in to a courtroom and it wanted to stay a while, the general consensus that reached was that the dog was actually a
reincarnated lawyer who disrespected a judge 20 years ago, and who the court had cursed to be reincarnated as a dog? How can one person believe this
yet alone seemingly everyone at the courthouse?!?
Certain strains of Orthodox Judaism subscribe to the Lurianic concept of reincarnation (which is very different from the more simplified idea of what
Obviously, this is patently absurd.
Orthodox Jews aren't very fond of dogs. Similar to fundamentalist Muslims, they take the physical world as an exact
manifestation of Platonian
concepts. The Hebrew word for dog, Kalev, also means "like the heart". Orthodox Judaism and it's 613 laws is all about restraining the heart. The
dog is imagined to be the physical incarnation of this concept. In addition, for a dog to enter a Jewish court must imply
that this dog is
being animated by a disembodied spirit, a dybbuk. So, there are no coincidences, there are no accidents. Everything that happens is directed by the
hand of the Almighty, and His tzaddikim (righteous scholars) are the ones invested with the divine authority to intuit the significance of every
little event in this world.
The next logical conclusion was to have children stone the dog to death? Seriously??? This just shows how much they believed this dog, who just
wanted to hang out for a while, was actually a spirit inside of a dog and trying to get back at the court for something that happened two decades ago.
The children are symbolic representations of "purity". Purity banishes the spirit by throwing stones (representations of the divine word) at the dog
(the impure spirit).
So what are your questions about this event? I'm sure you have many as I do. Can anyone here, Jew or not answer any of mine or future questions by
other members about these practices?
I resonate with the core idea ideas found in Judaisms metaphysical framework. But this...this is embarrassing. I know many Orthodox Jews that
wouldn't support of this nonsense, so don't imagine that this is somehow indicative of their thinking. This court is highly eccentric.
Hopefully, the Israeli government can intervene and protect this poor dog from being killed.