God’s compassion extends to every living creature, caring for all their needs. As we strive to emulate our Creator, we have a responsibility to demonstrate concern for animals, to take care of their needs and to alleviate their suffering.
For Jews, there are many halachic issues involved in pet care. For some animals, providing food and paraphernalia can get expensive, as well. The Talmud stresses that before you acquire an animal, you must be certain that you can properly care for it. As King Solomon said: “A righteous person considers the life of his animal.“
The Torah requires that people feed their animals before feeding themselves. This instills in us the sensitivity for the needs of other living creatures. The requirement applies to all animals, birds and fish that rely on people for their food. According to some authorities, it is even forbidden to take a light snack before feeding one’s animals…
Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.
Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.
Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.