A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL HANUKKAH . . .

. . . to all my readers who immediately claim Jewish decent whenever I write something critical about "dem Israelites".

(Words by MadPriest)

SERIOUS QUESTION: Are, religiously inclined, Jewish people allowed to have dogs in the house?

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A HAPPY AND PEACEFUL HANUKKAH . . . — 9 Comments

  1. I have a Jewish friend that I’ve known since we were, oh, about 8 years old – and she’s always had a pet dog in her house. She’s allergic to cats. Her current dog companion is a pug named Max.

  2. Yes, at least in Conservative Judaism. One friend starts searching for another dog when the household canine census drops below four.

  3. I do not know an Orthodox pet owner but I know several Conservatives. So I think it is probably possible.

    FWIW
    jimB

  4. My brother certainly thinks so! (or have you forgotten that picture I sent you of Bailey, his Golden, just over a year ago? On his kitchen floor?)

  5. I think it is okay for Jewish people to have a dog in the house, as long as they don’t eat him.

    I see that over this side Pond there are companies that make and sell kosher dog food, so….

  6. I don’t think I’ve had an answer that Wiki would accept yet. You could all be referring to Jews who conveniently overlook the small print when it suits them – just like us, in fact.

  7. I have Orthodox jewish friends with cats, but I can’t think of any with dogs. I believe many find it too hard to follow the laws on the Sabbath and have a dog, although I’ve never heard it as being against halaka.