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Friday, September 2, 2011

Doctors - Oy Vay!

Binyumin from Jerusalem showed me that in last weeks Parsha (Torah portion) RiAy the Torah enumerates the impure birds, one of which is called the "duecheefas" (Deuteronomy 14:18), Rash"i says that in the vernacular this called "huroafay" - the Hebrew word for doctor!

In today's news attention was given to a new study that shows that over 60% of the clothing worn by doctors and nurses host a barrage of dangerous bacteria. This substantiates Rabbainu's warning to stay away from doctors, and reminds of the Talmudic adage: The best of doctors is bound for hell.

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