An elite squad of security dogs have joined the war on the new wave of Palestinian terror attacks in Israel — and they know Yiddish.
Along with people, pets are suffering from the war in Gaza. Animals can suffer lingering after-effects of trauma from rockets and attacks — and only we can heal them.
We asked — and you barked back. Behold the top Jewish dogs, as sent in by Forward readers. Who knew there were so many photogenic four-legged members of the tribe?
In Biblical times, dogs were viewed as bloodthirsty beasts, cementing Jewish attitudes about them for millenia. Did a paratrooper Israeli German shepherd help turn things around?
The co-editor of ‘A Jew’s Best Friend?’ presents his Top 10 Jewish dogs. Send us photos or videos of your pooch. We’ll feature our favorites on the Forward’s site.
Magnum the Canaan Dog didn’t stack up to the cute Chow-Chows and Malteses at the Westminster Dog Show. But he is the only Israeli pooch — and that makes him No. 1 in our book.
Judy Brown grew up knowing some things for sure: one was that dogs were despicable creatures, with teeth like knives and claws to match. Then, a pooch named Sammy changed her mind.
Israeli Police have found a new ally in the battle against illegal narcotics: mice. Law enforcement officers are seeking to utilize the rodents’ powerful sense of smell, which is more acute than that of traditional sniffer dogs. Police are developing a partnership with Bio Explorers, a Herzliya-based company which is developing an airport security scanner that uses mice to detect explosives and drugs. In the airport scanner, scents emitted from passengers are piped to nearby mice, which are trained to run into an alarmed chamber when they detect certain substances. A police source said the mice could be used as a replacement for sniffer dogs, but did not say whether they will be deployed on leashes or given names.