Man inhabits dog? Rabbis ponder case of stray
Monday September 18, 10:07 AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A stray dog which refused to budge from the home of a recently deceased rabbi has finally moved on after a "redemption ceremony" at an Israeli cemetery.
The dog, pictured in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on Monday, showed up at the house of the late Rabbi Nahman Dubinky.
Rabbis expert in Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism, concluded the animal could be possessed by a tortured soul seeking redemption. Ultra-Orthodox Jews traditionally do not keep dogs as pets.
"It is known that when a righteous man dies, the souls of people in need of redemption come to him so they can be healed as a result of his death."
Basri said Rabbi Dubinky's family, along with a quorum of 10 mourners, carried out a "redemption ceremony" at a cemetery on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.
"Afterwards, the dog did indeed leave the house," he said.
I've never heard this one before, and it sounds like bs to me, anyone else heard this one?