Hold on to your tzitis, rabbi, but my little friend Schatzie (see adorable photo below) is joining the congregation. He says she doesn’t really want to join the temple board just yet. But, if you could add a little kibble nosh to the Oneg Shabbat menu…
Yes, now you’ve seen just about everything! OK, after you stop laughing come back down to your senses and let’s talk about this advertising oddity. This little beauty appears at the Jewish.com online store site.
They’ve completely mucked up Christmas with so much hucksterism and adrenalin-boosted consumerism that there’s nothing authentic left to enjoy about the holiday. Now, our brethren are doing their best to do the same for Hanukah. Why don’t you get little Schnauzer or Schatzie that precious something that no dog can live without…their very own tallis. Now I can wander off this mortal coil confident in the notion that my dog can be (or at least be a parody of) an observant Jew just like me.
But seriously, this dog model is wearing what is supposed to look like a tallis (not real, hopefully). The tallis is a sacred Jewish ritual object worn by praying Jews for hundreds of years. Aren’t we entering sacriligious territory here? Would Christians rightly object if someone dressed a dog in a priest’s collar? I hope they would and they’d be right!
Oh, and in case the screenshot above didn’t give you a clear shot of Schatzie above, I thought I’d run him below in all his Jewish glory: