Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Jewish Genious

I admire the ingenuity.
El Al Airlines tackle the issue of transporting corpses -- a problem for members of Judaism's priestly caste, called Kohanim, who are banned by ritual law from coming in close proximity to the dead..........The institute found a solution by wrapping thick corrugated cardboard around the coffin in the shape of a house. That way, the body is considered enclosed and unable to "spread impurity," making it acceptable for Kohanim to travel on the same plane.

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