Jewish Journal


April 30, 2009

Making swine flu kosher:A sympton of the disease of Israeli politics


From Haaretz.com:

:On what must have been a slow day at the Knesset, the de facto head of the Health Ministry, MK Yakov Litzman, stated Monday that swine flu would be from here on in referred to as “Mexico Flu,” as pork is non-kosher and considered unclean under Jewish law.

While “Mexico Flu” sounds like something you’d contract during a long weekend in Nuevo Laredo, and which could be treated through a quick visit to a local free clinic, swine flu can kill, and if the early reports end up to be correct, it may have already made its way to Israel. Read the full story at Haatez.com.

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