Swine Flu is clearly mentioned in the Gemara, tractate Taanit 21a: Rav Yehuda was told about a plague among swine. He decreed a fast, something that is done in times of danger, even though the Jews didn't seem affected, certainly not by financial loss and not by a threat to their health. The Gemara asks if Rav Yehuda's rationale is that a plague on one type of livestock can spread to other types of livestock. The Gemara concludes that Rav Yehuda's fear was that the digestive tract of a pig resembles the digestive tract of a human, indicating that a health threat to the former is a health threat to the latter. The Tosefot explain that Rav Yehuda was worried that the plague would spread from the swine to non-Jews, and then from the non-Jews to the Jew...
Many people are catching the flu these days. Health departments and doctors want people to run and take flu shots, but don't listen to them: famed immunologist Dr. Hugh Fudenberg said the mercury and aluminum buildup in a person's body from flu shots increase the danger of eventually suffering from Alzheimer's Disease by tenfold! Besides, flu shots are not always effective. On the other hand, my remedy almost always is effective. Try this and with Hashem's help, you'll be pleasantly surprised:
Rabbi Lazer's Flu Remedy
- The juice of six lemons (about 180 ml)
- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 10 cloves of garlic
- 1 Whole chili pepper (preferable) or 1/2 teaspoon of ground chili pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of dried goji berries (a great additive but don't worry if you can't attain them)
- 2 Tablespoons of natural (non-pasteurized) honey
- 3 Cups of apple juice (about 720 ml)
Mix all the above ingredients in a blender. It will yield approximately one liter of liquid. Those with the flu should drink a cupful four times a day. Those who are healthy should drink a cupful a day to strengthen the immunity system. Before you drink, say, "Hashem, may this potion be Your agent to make (keep) me healthy." We pray for your good health and if need be, your speedy recovery!