It’s Come To This Sunday Times?
A screen shot of The Sunday Times with a story about Ebola.
Oh no, they’ve used the famous picture of the religious Jew who very, very briefly wrapped himself up in plastic. Here from our old Israellycool post is the reason:
Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, the leader of the Lithuanian Haredi community in Israel, published a halakhic ruling in the past stipulating that Cohens mustn’t fly in this plane because they are prohibited from flying over a cemetery. Later, Rabbi Eliashiv found a solution to this issue, ruling that wrapping oneself in thick plastic bags while the plane crossed over the cemetery is permissible.
It’s an old picture, it’s been doing the rounds among Israel and Jew haters for years. And they never get the story right. Oh dear for The Sunday Times in London. Perhaps they should read Dave’s post on how to check pictures before publishing.
H/t to Jonathan Sacerdoti on Facebook.
Update: it gets better, they printed it in the newspaper!