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?
In the Mishnah on the subject of lulav and etrog, the species blessed on the upcoming festival of Sukkot, there’s a statement that one may not fulfill the mitzva of the lulav with a stolen lulav (palm branch). Well that’s largely been academic, as there isn’t much of a black market for lulavs and etrogs…. or so we thought.
It’s not quite 40 years in the desert, but after a three decade hiatus boxing will return to Yankee Stadium this June. Brooklyn-based Israeli boxer Yuri Foreman, the reigning super welterweight champion, will take on three-time champion Miguel Cotto in what’s being billed as “Stadium Slugfest.” The fighters will weigh in tomorrow morning at Yankee Stadium.