Gil and Jenna Lewinsky, a Jewish couple who met in Israel and are now living near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, claim to have a flock of sheep that descend from the Biblical sheep of the Biblical forefather Jacob. The Lewinskys are attempting to return the sheep, and themselves, to the Land of Israel. Gil, who cares for the nearly 70 sheep on a farm in Canada, explained the uniqueness of this particular flock. “They are the only sheep breed in the world to produce spots and speckles in offspring,” as described in Genesis 30:32, he explained to Breaking Israel News. Although there are other Jacob Sheep in Canada, the Lewinskys claim to have the largest flock.
“I will pass throughout all your flocks today, removing from there every speckled and spotted kid, and every brown lamb among the sheep, and [every] spotted and speckled [one from] among the goats, and this shall be my wages.” (Genesis 30:32)
According to Gil, Jacob Sheep, “are one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world, with genetics that go back 3,000 years to Laban and Jacob.” In addition to their rare spots and speckles, unlike most sheep breeds, both male and female Jacob Sheep have horns, often more than one pair. The Lewinskys are currently raising funds to bring their flock of Jacob Sheep to the Golan Heights in northern Israel. They plan to open a Heritage Park as a tourist attraction in Israel to enable people to see the Biblical sheep for themselves. Lewinsky told Breaking Israel News that the planned Heritage Park will have another, loftier purpose. FULL REPORT