Update: Mekubalim Fly Against Swine Flu


batzri.jpgYehuda Schlesinger, a Yisrael HaYom correspondent, took part in the Mekubalim flight against swine flu which was reported HERE on YWN. Portions from the following are from his report.

Chareidi rabbanim are very concerned regarding swine flu, and they decided to do something about it, to fight back – using peaceful means. Armed with tehillim, seforim, shofarot and silver trumpets, some 50 people boarded the charter flight at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Among the group was Rav Benayahu Shmueli, Rav David Batzri, Rav Yaakov Kroizer, and Rav Yitzchak Batzri, a flight which was circled the country.

Rav Batzri explains that object was to encircle the difficult and infected area, to use the Holy Names and by flying around, to create a blanket of protection. There was difficult regarding the name of the illness, which if reminiscent of the impure animal.

The rabbonim added that one of the things that will prevent the continued spread of the illness is more attention being paid to stopping loshon hora since this is a disease spread from mouth-to-mouth.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. Give me a break!!!!
    Did they tie a chicken or a pigeon to the plane?
    Why didn’t they just go to the Kotel and be mispalel with all of us. They should have enlisted all the demonstrators, being they have to much time on their hands.
    Do they need to look down on us? (No pun intended)

  2. Rav Yaakov Hillel Shlita’ in his sefer
    “Tamim T’hiyeah Im H’ Elokecha” says unequivacally
    that one is strictly forbidden to utilize practical Kabbalah nowadays.

  3. wow each one of the comments is dumber than the next! anyway to #6 this is in no way practical kaballah.perhaps if they flew up there without a plane it would be!but otherwise saying certain prayers in a certain area to stop a mageifa is pretty normal.In david hamelechs time there was a mageifa 100 ppl were dying daily till they figured out the verbal remedy for stopping it ayin ben ish chai parshas balak intro stop formulating opinions about things your not familiar with

  4. There ARE true mekubalim in the world and it is highly disrespectful and foolish to make fun of them. Someday you might find yourself needing their help.

  5. Just because we don’t understand something, doesnt nullify it.
    Do we wear shatnaz because we don’t understand why not? No
    Do we not keep kosher because we don’t truly understand why its better for us? No
    We keep all of the Shulchan Aruch(or try our best to), even though we don’t truly understand what every mitzvah does for the higher worlds.
    I heard one Rav say many times(I’m not giving his name, in case it is taken out of context. I don’t want his name to be reuined by a misunderstanding)”there’s a whole book full of segulot found in every Frum home. What is it? The Shulchan Aruch.”
    Just because we don’t understand the connection, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exsist.

  6. What a disgrace!
    1. Disrespect for Rabbonim and automatically disrespect for the Torah.
    2. Letsonus
    3. Pride
    4. Lashon hara
    5. Arrogance
    to name but a few…
    Absolute disgrace! Looks like it some people here are not a yeshiva breed, but a gathering of scorners! Shame on you – go and learn Torah instead of causing public chilul Hashem, the repentance for which is extremely difficult! Don’t forget what Shlomo haMelech said “Even a fool who keeps quite is accounted wise!” (Mishley 17:28)