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November 2021

Jewish Blessing of the Animals Ceremonies on the Rise

When I wrote a feature about Jewish blessing of the animals ceremonies in 2009 and attended my first such event in 2010, they were not widespread. I documented 21 synagogues or other Jewish groups that had hosted at least one. At least 10 events took place around Shabbat Noach in the fall, when the Torah portion of Noah is read, although other times of the year were also chosen. The ceremonies have become more common. Last October, Shamayim: Jewish Animal…

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