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28 Oct
Yiddishkeit - The Devout Pooch

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 97 18:21:21 -0800
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Subject: Yiddishkeit - The Devout Pooch

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It's Erev Rosh HaShanah, and services are about to begin. The synagogue is
packed. As the congregants are milling around, shmoozing before services,
everyone seems to be distracted by a man who has brought with him a rather
large dog.  "What chutzpah!" an elderly woman whispers aloud. Services
begin, and everyone is fascinated by how well the dog behaves.  The next
morning, the man and his dog arrive early and promptly begin dovening. This
time, the dog is wearing its own little tallis and yarmulke, and even
appears, upon closer inspection, to be shuckling back and forth as the hazan
intones the prayers. The congregation is amazed.  The week goes by and Kol
Nidre arrives. The solemn worship service begins.  The man and his dog are
back, and this time, just as the hazan is about to begin the prayers, the
dog stands up on its hind legs and howls "Ba-ROOOOOOOCH....!" more
melodically than the best hazan.  After the service, everyone is clamoring
to meet this man and his remarkable dog. Finally the rabbi comes up to him
and says, "That's one talented pooch you have there. You know, you should
really consider sending your dog to a yeshiva!" The man looks down, shakes
his head, and says, "I know, I know.... And all he talks about is medical

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