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Mishka the Dog and Yom Kippur

Mishka the Dog

They say that on the 10 days of awe, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom kippur, everything connects to spiritual work and atonement. I’ll give you an example:

Mishka the Dog Says “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is the title of this video.

No, he doesn’t, of course he doesn’t, he’s a dog. But, as of September 9, 2013, You Tube users have checked out  exactly 6,720,886 times what has to be this husky’s most epic failure in saying things his apparently mad owner forces on him.

I can easily see Mishka the dog letting a team of burglars into the house when his owner is gone, and leading them to the good stuff. There’s such an existential annoyance carved in the face of this beautiful dog, made to speak in Scoobidoo fashion, to earn his keep. I mean, he’s supposed to pull sleds in the Tundra, for heaven’s sake, not humiliate himself in front of millions.

I’m just saying.

The origins of the word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, composed over a period of two weeks by its authors, the brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, for the song by the same name in Disney’s Mary Poppins, are as follows: super- “above,” cali- “beauty,” fragilistic- “delicate,” expiali- “to atone,” and docious- “educable,” or, when put together: “Atoning for educability through delicate beauty.”

So, it’s about Yom Kippur after all.

May all your educabilities be forgiven.



About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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One Response to “Mishka the Dog and Yom Kippur”

  1. Danuta Glendenning says:

    All can say is: this dog has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen in a dog. And he tries to sing, good on ya, Mishka!

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