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Biblical Sheep to Be Brought to Israel from Canada

A Jacob Sheep ewe - this biblical breed of sheep (mentioned in Genesis) is being reintroduced to Israel via Canada (Photo: wikicommons/John)

The Holy Land is a historical and biblical place, showing those who visit or live their wonders from thousands of years ago. Now, Haaretz reports, a herd of biblical sheep will be reintroduced to Israel, a breed dating back to Jacob and mentioned in Genesis:

A breed of sheep believed to have been raised by the Jewish patriarch Jacob may soon be brought to Israel, its biblical homeland, after an Israeli couple gathered a herd in Canada and brokered a bureaucratic detente to import the animals.

The effort to bring 130 “Jacob sheep” to the Golan Heights from Canada had been inching along for nearly a year, said Jenna and Gil Lewinsky, with the reintroduction of the breed stymied by red tape between the two countries...

According to Hebrew and Christian holy books, Jacob had received a flock of a speckled and spotted sheep, as well as goats, as wages...

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