November 22, 2007

Scared of a doggy

Filed under: deep reflections — Reb Moshe @ 6:27 pm

Scared of a little doggy, call Reb Moshe. This was the theme of todays most halarious event living in Israel. I was unable to pass with my car because there was a german shepard trying to lick a few holy yiddalas and everyone was scared. While others were picking up stones for protection or running for cover, I simply got out of my car and in my broken hebrew, walked up the dog and told him to follow me. He was happy to receive a little respect.

It is interested to note that science teaches us that animals smell your fear. If you don’t fear them, they leave you alone. The Torah teaches us to fear only Hashem and no other being. It appears Hashem gave animals this sense in order to show us to only fear Hashem.


  1. makes sense.

    I have a monstrous german shepard in my room! save me now!!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 22, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  2. really, you never told. I honestly don’t look at non kosher animals on days that I am writing mezuzos or tefillin. Generally, I try not to look into their eyes but at the same time, I helped my sister raise and show professionally Rabbis, I mean rabbits. I must have had 50 frogs and turtles as a kid. Animals can be very sweet. There is also a time and place for everything. I am very upset when I see people walking their dogs in Jewish Cemitary’s, I don’t feel it is respectful. In days that I am very deeply involved spiritually, I won’t look. On other days, it may not matter.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 22, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

  3. we are supposed to respect certain animals:

    Donkeys: for they see angels

    Dogs: For they did not bark when we left Egypt

    Spiders: For it spun a Web and saved Dovid HaMelech from Avishulom.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 23, 2007 @ 6:42 am

  4. ok ok… look my brotha..

    It’s not a “scientific fact” that animals can smell a person’s fear.

    LOL Published in the ‘Scientific Book of Bubba Meises’ by Alta Kaker

    If that dog were ravenous or rabid, you might have had an other issue to deal with. Thank God you have a way with animals 🙂

    Comment by Jimmy — November 25, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

  5. Someone disprove Jimmy so I don’t feel dumb, lol

    Comment by Reb Moshe — November 25, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

  6. No, it is true. Dogs can sense changes in human emotion before humans can. They are sensitive to changes in emotion, feeling and other interlan signals. The have to be, they come from wolves who are pack societies (live in groups) and their life depends on not being killed by a rival member when food is scarce… or when they became domesticated, they have to be able to sense anger or emotion so they do not get clubbed to death etc. it is a survival mechanism that is stronger in canines than other animals.

    My aunt has 3 dogs, and they were sticking close to her for a few days, really close, and it turned out that she was having heart problems.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 25, 2007 @ 8:06 pm

  7. hence…….. dogs or other critters that aid people with disabilities.

    Comment by Kara — November 27, 2007 @ 1:12 am

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