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August 27, 2016 / 23 Av, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Sheep’

Redemption of the First-born Donkey

Friday, June 19th, 2015

In the book of Shemot we learn of the mitzvah of Pidyon Petter Chamor-Redemption of the firstborn donkey:

Shemot 34:20 And the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break its neck. All the first-born of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty.

Part of the concept of redeeming a donkey, which represents an animal with no sanctity or holiness, implies that even the lowest can be redeemed, and transformed into something better than itself and thus deserving life, in this case, via the redemption process with a sheep.

This particular ceremony was performed on Thursday in the town of Beit Shemesh.

No animals were injured in the redemption process.

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Foiled Sheep-nabbing in the Shomron

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Overnight, a group of Arabs infiltrated into Chavat Gilad (Gilad Farm) in the Shomron. They were attempting to, once again, steal a flock of sheep from the farm.

Just before they got away with it, the farm’s alarm system went off and the Arabs ran without their plunder.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/foiled-sheep-nabbing-in-the-shomron/2013/02/12/

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