Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dumbest thing about swine flu you've read today

From JTA:

Meanwhile, Israel's Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman, a fervently Orthodox Jew, during a news conference Monday to update the public on developments regarding the virus in Israel, said that Israel will use the term "Mexican flu" rather than "swine flu" to refer to the virus. Swine, or pigs, are not kosher.

1 comment:

Zeyev said...

Neither is the flesh halal. And yet, unless I am recalling in error, the Egyptian government was dealing with the issue of a pig farm on the outskirts of Cairo as a possible reservoir of swine flu. Pigs in Egypt? Oy!