Jewish rabbinical court condemns dog to death by stoning – Bunkum

Just to let you know that a story doing the rounds this weekend – and still featuring as number one in “most shared” over at the BBC – is total tosh.

Headlines blazed “Jerusalem rabbis condemn dog to death by stoning” and derivatives thereof.

The story goes something like:

A Jewish rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a stray dog it feared was the reincarnation of a lawyer who insulted its judges

The paper that originally carried the story – Ma’ariv – has apologised and issued a clarification saying:

“On 3rd June 2011 we published an item headlined “Meah Shearim: A Bet Din (religious court) instructed that a dog be stoned”. In the article it was reported that a complaint was made to the police by the Israeli animal protection society against the Rabbinical Court for Monetary Matters in Jerusalem. The article also brought a categorical denial of this accusation from the head of the court, Rabbi Yehoshua Levin. The Rabbi said, amongst other things “There is no basis for cruelty to animals, not in Halacha (Jewish religious law) and not in logic.” According to him, workers from the municipal authority collected the dog from the court. The headline of the article did not reflect the full story and we apologize to the court and its members for the distress caused.”

Life in Israel and Harry’s Place have all the details.

Tags: ,

2 Responses to “Jewish rabbinical court condemns dog to death by stoning – Bunkum”

  1. Gordon Says:

    Umm, but the local authority collected the dog from the court. I assume to go down the dog pound. They still appear to have tried a dog. Odd, to say the least.

  2. Goy Says:

    I enjoy these stories as they are a great catalyst for exposing (post) racial hypocrisy, in Scotland there were 4,165 charges of thought crime in 2010-11, same crime different biological car IMHO better to prosecute and stone the dog than the man for such thought crimes.

    It is a matter-of-fact that sharia law is now an operant within Scots Law, a defacto relationship that condones the (customary law) of stoning women.

    “The Court of Appeal recognised the union on the basis of expert opinion to the effect that a marriage in absentia was formally valid according to the customary law in question, …”

    *The Court of Appeal not only recognised sharia law but the circumstantial customary law.

Switch to our mobile site