IT'S NOT TRUE!
Late last week, international headlines were made with the sensational story of a dog being stoned in a Rabbinic court in Jerusalem after a judge realized it was a deceased lawyer reincarnated. Apparently, the story wasn't true.
The Israeli newspaper that first reported the story, Maariv, has issueed a retraction statement saying:
"We published an item headlined 'Meah Shearim: A Bet Din (religious court) instructed that a dog be stoned.' In the article it was reported that a complaint was made to the police by the Israeli animal protection society against the Rabbinical Court for Monetary Matters in Jerusalem. According to Rabbi Yehoshua Levin, workers from the municipal authority collected the dog from the court. The headline of the article did not reflect the full story and we apologize to the court and its members for the distress caused.
There is no basis for stoning dogs or any other animal in the Jewish religion, not since the days of the Temple or Abraham. The female dog found a seat in the corner of the court. And the children were delighted by it; there were hundreds outside the court. They are used to seeing stray cats but most have never seen a dog before."
Ok, it's not true we can move on — wait!!! Why haven't they seen dogs before???
Why aren't there dogs in Jerusalem?
This only leads to more questions.
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