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  ‘Colonoscopy? I’ll take Psalms instead’
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Last EditedPicimpalious  Nov 13, 2012 10:29am
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AuthorGabe Fisher
News DateTuesday, November 13, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDeputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a long-serving ultra-Orthodox MK from United Torah Judaism, has reportedly refused to promote or undergo rectal or colon cancer testing, preferring instead to recite Psalms, Ynet reported.

According to the report, Dr. Shlomo Lewkowicz, the head of a cancer awareness organization, invited Litzman to get tested as part of a campaign aimed at the ultra-Orthodox public, but was told that the deputy minister “would suffice with reading Psalms.”

Lewkowicz also claimed that, citing so-called modesty issues, ultra-Orthodox newspapers and websites had refused to run advertisements promoting colonoscopies, which doctors often recommend that patients over the age of 50 undergo every five or 10 years.
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