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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM
 
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The lack of support for ukrkoz's position goes a long way in defining this forum's relation to Judaism, the Torah, and a belief in a Creator who might know better than His creations.
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Old Yesterday, 03:07 PM
 
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I have never neutered or spayed an animal. I let the veterinarian do that!!
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Old Yesterday, 04:19 PM
 
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I have never neutered or spayed an animal. I let the veterinarian do that!!

LOL! Too funny, Shalhevet!
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Old Yesterday, 04:20 PM
 
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The lack of support for ukrkoz's position goes a long way in defining this forum's relation to Judaism, the Torah, and a belief in a Creator who might know better than His creations.

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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM
 
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Good idea. Have two! You need them.
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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM
 
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Rachel, I love many things about your religion and agree with many. My Jewish friend and I have had great discussions. My DIL is polish and we have been to Poland twice. The first time I went I knew I had to go to Auschwitz. I have no clue why. I had a panic attack but completed the tour. The only way I can explain it is that I could feel people’s pain. I am new to CD and if I shouldn’t be on some threads let me know because the last thing I want to do is offend anyone.
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Old Today, 12:14 AM
 
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Rachel, I love many things about your religion and agree with many. My Jewish friend and I have had great discussions. My DIL is polish and we have been to Poland twice. The first time I went I knew I had to go to Auschwitz. I have no clue why. I had a panic attack but completed the tour. The only way I can explain it is that I could feel people’s pain. I am new to CD and if I shouldn’t be on some threads let me know because the last thing I want to do is offend anyone.

Your empathy reveals you to be a kind person, Teacher Terry. Kindness is never offensive. May G-d bless you.
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Old Today, 12:32 AM
 
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Thanks I appreciate it. I am such a animal lover and rescue old dogs that no one wants. When I see a animal thread I am instantly drawn to it.
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Old Today, 12:51 AM
 
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I'm not Jewish, but it seems to me that in context Leviticus 22:17-33 is about only sacrificing the best to the Lord - it has to be uninjured, healthy, quality breeding stock to be a worthy sacrifice; you can't just kill your dregs and call that a sacrifice and then keep back the best animals for yourself. All other things being equal, a breeding animal is worth more than a castrated animal. You keep your finest livestock intact to reproduce. So sacrificing a castrated animal would be giving your second best and that's disrespectful.

I think it's addressing a different situation than keeping a pet housecat or dog.
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Old Today, 01:21 AM
 
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I'm not Jewish, but it seems to me that in context Leviticus 22:17-33 is about only sacrificing the best to the Lord - it has to be uninjured, healthy, quality breeding stock to be a worthy sacrifice; you can't just kill your dregs and call that a sacrifice and then keep back the best animals for yourself. All other things being equal, a breeding animal is worth more than a castrated animal. You keep your finest livestock intact to reproduce. So sacrificing a castrated animal would be giving your second best and that's disrespectful.

I think it's addressing a different situation than keeping a pet housecat or dog.

Welcome to the Judaism forum, Frostnip.

Although there are those who interpret these verses to include all animals in one's keeping, the comments of Rashi on these verses seem to reflect what you are talking about – that the law applies only to livestock.

I doubt that pets were kept by the ancient Israelites – at least certainly not to the extent that we keep pets today. I don't know whether you might be familiar with Rashi, but he was a great, 11th century rabbi and scholar who commented extensively on the Torah and Talmud. Rashi wrote, regarding Leviticus 22:24: "And in your land, you shall not do: this thing, to castrate any livestock or wild animal, even of an unclean species." Source: https://www.chabad.org/library/bible...showrashi/true
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