Greene marked Yom Kippur with an image of a Hanukkah menorah.
“To all those preparing for the solemn day of Yom Kippur, I wish you a meaningful fast,” Greene captioned the picture on X, formerly Twitter.
Ms. Jewish Space Lasers got her Jewish holidays mixed up (that is a Chanukah menorah). Wildly offensive — especially on the holiest day of the year in Judaism. pic.twitter.com/Wa0WcXitKI
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) September 24, 2023
The post has since been deleted (not before going viral) and replaced without the picture:
To all those preparing for the solemn day of Yom Kippur, I wish you a meaningful fast. Gamar Chasima Tova!
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) September 24, 2023
Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) led the criticism.
“That’s a picture for Chanukah. Different Jewish Holiday,” he wrote. “Yom Kippur is where you atone for your sins. Lord knows you will be very busy.”
That’s a picture for Chanukah. Different Jewish Holiday. Yom Kippur is where you atone for your sins. Lord knows you will be very busy. https://t.co/gFJHO0MD07
— Jared Moskowitz 🟧 (@JaredEMoskowitz) September 24, 2023
Greene has been condemned by Jewish groups for peddling antisemitic conspiracy theories. She’s suggested Jewish space lasers were to blame for wildfires, likened pandemic public health measures to the Holocaust and spoke at a white nationalist rally with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.
this is roughly the same thing as wishing Christians a Happy Easter with an image of a Christmas tree https://t.co/bMjtGcmg3A
— bryan metzger (@metzgov) September 24, 2023
The absence of space lasers is appreciated but this is a Hanukkah menorah. https://t.co/L5S2eU74vZ
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) September 24, 2023
Your yearly PSA that buying stock photos to wish your Jewish constituents before any Jewish holiday without checking it first with an actual Jewish person will most likely end up making you look like an idiot.
That Menorah is not due for another 2 months. https://t.co/5Sgwogl1n5
— Benny Polatseck (@BPolatseck) September 24, 2023
Can't be bothered just to double check iconography before tweeting
She is a lawn ornament come to life https://t.co/ghSpZpjvzx
— Keith Olbermann⌚️ (@KeithOlbermann) September 24, 2023
The candles were lit by Jewish space lasers https://t.co/JqploYy47M
— memes (@OrganizerMemes) September 24, 2023
She deleted the Hanukkah menorah, but she kept the bad Hebrew.
— Bill Prady ⚛️ (@billprady) September 24, 2023
Hurry up, let's light the Yom Kippur menorah. https://t.co/U9rQP97agL
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) September 24, 2023