Blessing of the animals

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Tampa, FL -- Congregation Schaarai Zedek celebrated the annual "Blessing of the animals" this morning at the synagogue's location in South Tampa. 

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The blessing and prayers for pets coincide with the reading of the Hebrew Torah portion "Noach" - which means Noah - as in the story of Noah's Ark.

About two dozen people brought their pets to the event.

Several groups all over the bay area have celebrated Blessing of the Animals this weekend.

Eric Glasser

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