Jews got it right

JERUSALEM– Swine flu? Not in the Jewish state.

“We will call it Mexico flu. We won’t call it swine flu,” Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman, a black-garbed Orthodox Jew, told a news conference on Monday, assuring the Israeli public that authorities were prepared to handle any cases.
[mappress width=”200″ height=”150″ zoom=”5″ address=”Jerusalem, Israel : Jerusalem, Israel” ] Under Jewish dietary laws, pigs are considered unclean and pork is forbidden food — although the non-kosher meat is available in some stores in Israel.


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