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VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Hagaon Rav Dovid Feinstein Inspects Possible Parah Adumah


The possible Parah Adumah, first reported about by TLS in January, received a prestigious visit on Tuesday from Hagaon HaRav Dovid Feinstein Shlita, son of Hagaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL and Rosh Yeshivah of MTJ.

Rav Feinstein, who made the special trip from New York to see the rare calf, was visibly impressed with the finding, though refrained from stating his opinion as to the status and possibility of the cow actually being an eligible candidate for the Parah Adumah – a Red Heifer.

The cow is owned by Herb Celler, a local Jewish businessman and strong supporter of several local charities.

“Maybe you’ll be Zoiche when Moshiach will come,” Rav Feinstein told Mr. Celler.

Celler says since the report of this cow emerged, the cow has gained international attention, and has attracted approximately 30,000 visitors from around the tri-state area and beyond.

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11 Responses

  1. I am very confused…I thought a parah adumah is a female cow and that only the males have horns??
    The cow in the pic has horns….

  2. It’s a very unusual breed. It appears to be an antique breed (large horns, most modern cattle have had their horns reduced by selective breeding), and much too furry. Was the critter bought by the Jew from someone who collects “heritage” breeds (breeds that are no longer commercially viable).

  3. It’s all silly nonsense. What are you going to do with a pariah Adumah? Who has the Kabbalah to detect and recognize a red heifer?

  4. It’s not an “unusual breed” it’s Highland Cattle mixed with Angus, I believe. Many highland cattle have this same red color, which makes it hard to understand why this one is so unique.

  5. To #3: aduma comes from the word adama, so the color of red cow will be similar to ground with reddish hue. There’s a good YouTube video that really explains the color of parah aduma

  6. Very sad when we have gotten to a point where people are so distanced from agriculture that they don’t even know the basics. Hey look it’s a cow! Right? Yes it’s a breed of Scottish Highland cattle. No, males are not the only ones with horns. The first real question should be is if it even has a mesorah. It seems that no one can even track the exact origins of the breed. Written records only go back around 800 years. Look it’s red! Yes it is and so are thousands of others, even ones from breeds that do have a legitimate mesorah. But hey going out to the country to at least see what a cow looks like is a step in the right direction.

  7. Oh and by the way – I bet there’s a tattoo inside one of the ears but it’s probable that no one even got that close to see.

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