Do Pets Have Souls?
Bring your critters to the synagogue at 5:15 p.m. for a blessing by Rabbi Michael Gold. Participants will learn a special blessing that they can recite over their pet. Those who register in advance will get the blessing in writing, created specifically for their pet.
Pet sitting will be available to allow owners to share an outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat Service after the pet blessing. Discussion topics will also include “What does the Torah teach us about animals?” and “Why is the humane treatment of animals so important to Judaism?” After the service, there will be a special oneg (refreshments) for the pets. Call 954-721-7660, ext. 10, for more information.
(Thanks to Herald religion writer Alexandra Alter for the heads-up on this).