Jacob’s Biblical Spotted Sheep Heading To Israel

Update to previous story

Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages.
Genesis 30:32

Jacob received a flock of a speckled and spotted sheep, the brown lambs, as well as spotted and speckled goats, as wages from Laban.

Two of Jacob’s sheep. (Photo: Courtesy of Gil and Jenna Lewinsky)
Two of Jacob’s sheep. (Photo: Courtesy of Gil and Jenna Lewinsky)

A rare breed of sheep said to be descended from Jacob’s flock is to be shepherded to Israel with the help of a Canadian Jewish  couple, Jenna and Gil Lewinsky, and El Al.

Transferring livestock between countries is strictly regulated by the the World Organization for Animal Health and there are no channels for transferring livestock from Canada to Israel. The complicated process requires a specially outfitted plane to transport the sheep and after the period of quarantine upon arriving, they would need pasture and a barn…

After nearly a year of being turned down by the Israeli Agricultural Ministry, the Israeli Embassy in Canada intervened on behalf of the sheep, and the ministry has decided, for the first time in history, to allow livestock to be imported from Canada.

A sheep named Rachel is part of the flock. (Photo: Courtesy of Gil and Jenna Lewinsky)
A sheep named Rachel is part of the flock. (Photo: Courtesy of Gil and Jenna Lewinsky)

After a year of being turned down by red tape between the two countries the Gill’s turned to  Rav Amram Vaknin, a mystic rabbi living in southern Israel.

“Rav Vaknin stated that the sheep have a special blessing on them from Jacob in the Bible,” Gil told Breaking Israel News.  “Rav Vaknin stated that the sheep have a special blessing on them from Jacob in the Bible,”

The sheep will be placed in the Golan Heights.

Their ancient birthplace, is uniquely suited for the sheep. According to the Bible, the sheep originated in the fields of Jacob’s father-in-law, Laban. He lived in Padan Aram, Mesopotamia, or what is now Syria, adjacent to the Golan.

Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Lavan thy mother’s brother. Genesis 28:2

“The soil is especially rich in selenium and cobalt,” explained Jenna. “In Canada we needed to give them injections to supplement their food. We won’t need to do that in the Golan.”

Online:  BreakingNewsIsrael:  Sheep Descended From Jacob’s Biblical Flock Returning to Israel With Blessing From Mystical Rabbi

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