A Jewish Reflection on Harmony in Creation and Viral Videos

A recent viral video of a cute baby sharing Cheerios with a dog has reminded me of a speech by Rabbi Rosen at the Assisi conference, on which I commented recently.

While I don’t think the baby and the dog have necessarily overcome a pragmatic peace with  “the knowledge of the Lord”, it perhaps can be another image that Isaiah had in mind. To “the wolf shall dwell with the lamb; and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze together their children shall lie down; and the lion shall eat straw like the cattle. A baby shall play on a snake hole and a child shall put his hand on an adder’s den” we could add, “and the baby shall share cheerios with a dog”. 

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