This came to my attention via the Swift blog at the James Randi Education Foundation (JREF).
Apparently some rabbis have taken to the skies over Israel and are chanting, praying, and blowing traditional shofar horns to ward off the swine flu. Here’s a link to a BBC video about this.
My favorite part is the guy chanting into the cabin phone.
I would have expected this from Christian Scientists, but I didn’t realize that the Jewish faith denies germ theory as well. To quote the author of the Swift post linked above, “Somehow, an entire plane full of educated men thinks that flying around over Israel, blowing horns and chanting, will protect the country from a virus.” I understand having faith, but, come on, really? Really?