Rabbis in Airplanes “Fight” the Swine Flu

Well, when swine flu magically disappears later today, you’ll know who to thank. Rabbis in airplanes.

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

Yep, you read that right. A group of rabbis, like holy super heroes, have taken it upon themselves to pray the friendly skies, blowing horns and bobbing all the way. Hopefully it’s a private flight, since I don’t think the grandmother in seat 12-B will appreciate having a sheep’s horn blown in her ear.

“The shofar is the horn of a deer or sheep, and is used to mark major religious occasions in Judaism. “

But seriously folks, there are some who think the H1N1 will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to our black hatted friends.

“We are certain that, thanks to the prayer, the danger is already behind us,” added Mr Batzri was quoted as saying.

For you skeptics out there, there is some real science in the article. Well, not IN the article, but off to the side:

  • 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.

Really, I don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. All these “scientists” in their fancy laboratories have been wasting all their time testing and creating vaccines when the answer was right in front of them all the time: magic!

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