Time to lighten up the mood. I just received my Oorah Chinese Auction catalogue and couldn't resist the temptation to flip through. Last year I noted that more and more prizes come in the form of cash (mortgage payments/rent, groceries, utilities, debt repayment). Practical prizes seem to be the wave of the future.
Prize 35 caused me to do a double take! Prize 35 is a MONKEY. The fine print reads: Winner will receive a gift certificate for the value of the purchase of a capuchin, marmoset, squirrel, lemur or spider monkey. The value of the gift certificate shall not exceed $2,800. In states where licensing is required winner is responsible to license. Winner is responsible to comply with all regulations and requirements relating to monkey. Oorah makes no representation as to the legality in any state where winner may reside. Sponsored by: Anonymous
Let's face it, the people of Israel in todays day and age aren't known as dog or cat people. Many of our children are terrified by the sight of a dog. I'd love to know the thinking behind offering such a prize.
The reader with the best explaination will be published prior to the end of Chanukah.