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.