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Dog pitches in to help rabbi with shofar demonstration

September 4, 2009 |  1:55 pm

The Times' Technology blog shared this gem of a video this morning, and we couldn't resist, well, re-sharing. Our colleague David Colker explains that Rabbi Benny Zippel of Chabad Lubavitch in Utah was demonstrating the shofar, an animal horn that figures prominently in the celebrations of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, when the performance unexpectedly became a duet.

The rabbi's duet partner, identified only as a family dog named Chewy, seemed overwhelmed with the spirit of Rosh Hashana (which begins the evening of Sept. 18) -- either that or he mistook the sound of the ram's horn for something very different.  Either way, the results are priceless  -- the gathered congregation seemed to enjoy it, as well.

-- Lindsay Barnett

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