Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Leaving an animal at an Inn


The following teaching from the Talmud Tractate Avodah Zarah (Idol – Worship) 22a seems to fit into ancient times but may not really apply today. Nevertheless, I find it quite interesting.

The Mishna (oral law from Mount Sinai) teaches that a Jew should not park his animal (donkey, camel, horse, etc.) at an inn of a Nochri (Gentile) innkeeper, as the innkeeper may get attracted to the animal and rape it. The prohibition is leaving the animal alone with the Gentile. Some Rabbis, on the other hand, claim that the Mishna here speaks about a Gentile innkeeper taking care of the animal of his Jewish guest.

Sounds strange ?

Sex with animals sounds rather common when we look into ancient daily life and desires. Even Bilam had sex with his she – donkey (see Talmud Sanhedrin).


  1. It is more common than you think. Goyish shepherds and farmers do it with their animals. There are stories like that in America and other poor countries. My brother is a lawyer and he told me that thta disgusting act is committed by Goyim more often than we may think. Last year, a dozen of American farmers were put in jail because of that (it is a crime punishable by several years in prison). In India, they are to organize weddings between women and cows or horses. Needless to say that many women died after "consuming" the union. DISGUSTING, but sadly true. So, the Gemoro is once again very relevant to what really happen in Goyish society. Goyim may think that we are racists, but we know why we limit contact and relationship with them.

  2. B"H

    Actually I have heard about some cases in Arab and Asian countries.