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Jewish man covering himself in plastic bag during flight because faith forbids him to fly over cemeteries

Posted by doctore0 on April 12, 2013

Religion = Fancy name for Insane madness πŸ™‚


crazyJewA startling photo of a plane passenger who wrapped himself in a plastic bag for his flight has hit the internet.

The man dressed entirely in black beneath folds of plastic, sightly bows his head beneath the tied ends seen piled on his head. The passengers behind him strain to catch a look.

The photo was posted to Reddit on Thursday amid suggestions that the man is a Kohein, religious descendant of the priests of ancient Israel, who are banned from flying over cemeteries.

Many wrap themselves in plastic bags as a compromise measure.

‘In orthodox and Conservative communities, Kohanim,’ plural of Kohein β€˜are expected to abstain from coming in contact with the dead, which includes a prohibition on visiting cemeteries except for the funerals of close relatives,’ Rabbi Jeffrey W. Goldwasser writes in an article for About.com.
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