Puppies are cute, cuddly, and loving. They can even be Jewish. (Who hasn’t been to a bark mitzvah these days?)
Puppy toys can even be cute, too. And apparently puppy toys can be Jewish as well.
But what happens when we take this too far? Introducing Faigelah the Bird, from Copa Judaica’s Chewish Pet Toy line. Faigelah is a rainbow-colored doggie squeaky toy, with his name written across his chest.
Yes, faigelah does mean “little bird” in Yiddish. As most of us know, it’s also a derogatory term for a gay person.
My dog, Peyton the Cockapoo, doesn’t eat pork products, gets a Hanukkah present, and has frizzy hair. He’s a Jewish dog.
But do we need to teach him to be a bigot?
Pronounced: KHAH-nuh-kah, also ha-new-KAH, an eight-day festival commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over the Greeks and subsequent rededication of the temple. Falls in the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually corresponds with December.