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Flying Rabbis Fight Swine Flu (+ Video)
BBC ^ | Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Posted on 09/03/2009 6:44:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A group of rabbis and Jewish mystics has taken to the skies over Israel, praying and blowing ceremonial horns in a plane to ward off swine flu.

About 50 religious leaders circled over the country on Monday, chanting prayers and blowing horns, called shofars.

The flight's aim was "to stop the pandemic so people will stop dying from it", Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri was quoted as saying in Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

The flu is often called simply "H1N1" in Israel, as pigs are seen as unclean.

SWINE FLU Swine flu is a respiratory disease thought to spread through coughing and sneezing Symptoms mimic those of normal flu Good hygiene like using a tissue and washing hands thoroughly can help reduce transmission

lsraeli president swine flu scare Israel renames unkosher swine flu Q&A: What is swine flu? Eating pork is banned under Jewish dietary laws. According to Israel's health ministry, there have been more than 2,000 cases of swine flu in the country, with five fatalities so far.

"We are certain that, thanks to the prayer, the danger is already behind us," added Mr Batzri was quoted as saying. Television footage showed rabbis in black hats rocking backwards and forwards as they read prayers from Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism which counts the singer Madonna among its devotees.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: fight; flu; flying; h1n1; influenza; israel; judaism; rabbis; swineflu

1 posted on 09/03/2009 6:44:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
rabbis in black hats rocking backwards and forwards as they read prayers from Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism which counts the singer Madonna among its devotees.

Sheesh, more professionalism from the BeeBeeCee... Madonna's New Age pseudo-Kabbalah cult has about as much to do with Judaism as I have with the DNC.

2 posted on 09/03/2009 6:47:09 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: nickcarraway

I would like to hire these guys. They seem to be pretty successful with their Voodoo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnu5H3YJxSw


3 posted on 09/03/2009 6:57:44 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: nickcarraway

WOW. That trillion dollars we sent their way has paid off big time!


4 posted on 09/03/2009 7:05:58 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: SolidWood

this has nothing to do with madonna. Rabbi Batzri is the rabbi that told madonna *not* to come to israel.


5 posted on 09/03/2009 7:09:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: ari-freedom

Because he hates Gypsies.


6 posted on 09/03/2009 11:57:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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