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Today’s theme is: bizarre

August 12, 2009

From the NY Times:

Dozens of rabbis and kabbalah mystics armed with ceremonial trumpets took to the skies over Israel to battle the H1N1 swine flu virus, Israeli news media reported Tuesday. About 50 Jewish holy men chanted prayers and blew ritual rams’ horns known as shofars in an aircraft circling over the country in the hope of stopping the spread of the virus, some of them told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot. “The aim of the flight was to stop the pandemic so people will stop dying from it,” said Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri.

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  1. December 1, 2009 10:59 AM

    Hi, what a cool site you have. I came here through a link I was attempting to unlink, or was the other way around? I forgot, but glad to have come.
    I enjoyed several posts and this one, well, I wish I could have been there to see that! I bet those flying rabbis and mystics think our American government officials do some pretty bazaar things too, you think?
    Thanks again for the posts.

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