Orthodox Jew covers self with plastic bag while flying over cemetery
Photo posted by 'FinalSay' account on RedditA passanger, who is believed to be an Orthodox Jew, was photographed covered by a plastic bag while flying on a plane.
The man is likely to be a descendant of the priests of ancient Israel – a Kohen – who are banned from flying over cemeteries, according to the Daily Mail.
As any contact with the dead is forbidden, wrapping oneself in plastic bags is seen as a compromise measure for many Kohen.
The photo of the man, who wore a Jewish skullcap, wrapped in a plastic bag has gone viral after being posted on Reddit.
The man attracted the attention of other passengers, who rushed to take photos of the unusual sight.