" There were also problems with ultra-
orthodox Jews, who tend to consider
dogs unclean animals. One religious
woman went into spasms of horror
when Finn trotted past her as I walked
him on the lead. His less-than-helpful
contribution was to try to lick her leg."
What is it with frum Jews and most animals, especially dogs. Why do so many mainly girls and women completely freak out even when a cute small animal gets within a half mile distance?
They are friendly! Pat or stroke it! It is a creature of hash-m. It is here for a purpose and it sings shira every day to hash-m. They respect us... no dog barked when we came out of Egypt. Yes they are considered non clean animals, but the panic they cause in frum neighbourhoods is rediculous!
I once said every family should be forced to own a dog. That would get everyone used to them. But many rabbonim hold a frum person should not own a dog.
What is it with Jews and dogs?