Dozens of rabbis fly over Israel praying to defeat swine flu

About 50 Jewish holy men chanted prayers and blew shofars (ritual rams' horns) in an aircraft circling over the country in the hope of stopping the spread of the virus ... "We are certain that, thanks to the prayer, the danger is already behind us" ... Tuesday's newspaper report carried a photo showing bearded and black-clad Orthodox Jewish men standing on the steps of an aircraft.

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