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Blessing of the Pets

Jewish tradition teaches us to take care of animals in many ways. For example, there is a Mitzvah (commandment) that we feed our animals before we feed ourselves. We are aware of our responsibility to take care of all of the animals in our world every day.

At B'nai Zion when we read the Torah portion of Noah's Ark we make time to also bless our pets. Some years we have done a special event during Religious School, and some years we have done special Shabbat Services. Rabbi Jana created prayers that she usually gives out as two-sided cards for people who have attended in-person, but are also available below. 

{Did you notice the pun below, "PET-ach" Libi? In Hebrew Petach Libi means "open my heart," but Rabbi Jana used the phrase to refer to a blessing for the Pet. Fill in the name of your pet for the blessing.}

Contact Rabbi Jana if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE for a printable double-sided version of the card.

Mon, October 25 2021 19 Cheshvan 5782