HOLY COW

Chat It's Fate - - Fairy Folklore -

You may have no­ticed that we do like a good old apoc­a­lyp­tic story here on the Outer Source pages. And, well, the end of the world is due – again.

Ac­cord­ing to Ortho­dox Ju­daism, the sac­ri­fice of a red heifer is es­sen­tial in the re­build­ing of the holy Third Tem­ple on the Tem­ple Mount in Jerusalem, and thus to the com­ing of the Mes­siah and the Fi­nal Judge­ment. The Bi­b­li­cal prophecy states that the heifer (or cow) must be fe­male, and not have car­ried any yoke, and it must be per­fectly red with­out blem­ish.

Now, it seems, one such red heifer has been born in Is­rael. Born on 28 Au­gust, it’s said to have been ex­am­ined by rab­bini­cal ex­perts and found to fit the bill. It is be­ing raised and spe­cially cared for un­der the aus­pices of the Tem­ple In­sti­tute’s ‘Raise a Red Heifer’ pro­gramme.

So, the Fi­nal Judge­ment might come sooner than we think. Bet­ter start be­hav­ing, just in case! But then again, many peo­ple have pre­dicted the end of the world, not least on these pages, and so far, we’ve found there’s al­ways time for a cuppa first…

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