Written by Rabbi Benny Herscovich, Shliach of Los Cabos, Mexico
What an amazing experience!
Yesterday, I decided to get Kosher milk at a new farm. The old one informed me last time that they wouldn’t be selling milk anymore.
So I found this new place and explained to the innocent “Ranchero” all my Kosher requirements and restrictions (“milk the cow directly into this flimsy, plastic container please… Yes… It’s part of my diet… And I’ll need to stand and watch… Yes… I can see why you’d think the diet is weird.”)
A couple of minutes after I was watching the milking I looked up and was shocked to discover a real Red Calf casually eating at the side among some of the other calves.
I’ve never seen a Red Heifer and my heart literally jumped.
The Biblical command to use a pure red heifer in the purification process prior to entering into the Temple in Jerusalem has made such cows almost priceless.
Over the centuries of Temple times, only 9 Red Heifers were killed to make the purification waters. The tenth one will be used by Moshiach, our righteous redeemer.
What a magical experience it was to see one in real life.