An Israeli dragon tale

An Israeli dragon tale

Not all Jews are lizard people.

But if you are, we have good — and adorable — news. The Biblical Museum of Natural History, the Beit Shemesh institution established by Rabbi Nathan Slifkin to bring science to Israel’s Orthodox community, has announced that its Chinese water dragon has hatched for the first time.

Chinese water dragons can grow up to three feet long. And like many reptiles, they have a photosensitive spot between their eyes known as a “pineal eye,” which is thought to help reptiles stay in the sun throughout the day.

The museum has asked on its Facebook page for naming suggestions for the newborn. Current candidates range from “G-dzilla” to Pinchas (”since he’s got a pineal eye”).


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