Guest Blog: Battling swine flu with... a shofar? Stephen Colbert responds

When I first began to see the reports, I instinctively cringed. Now, I'm not a kabbalist and I certainly don't know any kabbalistic prayers, but I've never heard of a prayer for a specific disease.

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Battling swine flu with... a shofar? Stephen Colbert responds When I first began to see the reports, I instinctively cringed. Now, I'm not a kabbalist and I certainly don't know any kabbalistic prayers, but I've never heard of a prayer for a specific disease. And if there was a prayer that could rid a country of a disease, I'm not sure that I'd first go after the Swine Flu. (Anyone heard of cancer? Heart disease?) I've also never heard of blowing a trumpet or shofar to ward off H1N1 - but who knows? I could be wrong. So it makes me wonder when people with the title "rabbi" make proclamations like, "The purpose of the flight was to stop the epidemic," Rabbi Yitzhak Batzri told local media. "We are certain that because of our prayers, the epidemic is already behind us." Read the rest of this blog Previous entries on the Guest Blog To read more JPost blogs click here » * * *
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