Passover greeting from UK’s Labour Party angers Jews

Passover greeting from UK’s Labour Party angers Jews April 19, 2019

THE Labour Party, which has been struggling for months to throw off accusations of anti-Semitism, today found itself in the midst of a fresh row – over bread.

The party was forced to delete a tweet which sent Passover greetings to British Jews after it was pointed out that the image it used featured a loaf of bread.

Leavened bread is not eaten during the Jewish holiday, and the inclusion of the image in an official tweet by Jeremy Corbyn’s party – alongside a Star of David and a goblet – led to a barrage of criticism.

One Twitter user responded:

Astonishing (but sadly unsurprising) basic religious illiteracy from @UKLabour.

Another said:

Is this a joke? You know we don’t eat bread during Pesach.

And one wrote:

Got to laugh. @ukLabour trying to inclusive to Jews celebrating #Passover. The one thing observant Jews specifically avoid at passover is bread.

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  • CoastalMaineBird

    Better to keep silent and be thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.

    Seriously, though, who has time to keep track of all the weird thou-shalt-nots of all religions? I didn’t know they didn’t eat bread during Passover. I don’t keep up with such things, as it’s not important to me. If I offer you bread and you don’t want it, the proper thing to say is “No, thanks”.

    trying to inclusive to Jews

    I’m just tryin’ to stay live, and keep my sideburns too.

  • Broga

    Bread: what new depths of the ridiculous combined with the pathetic in search of votes is this? What sensible person cares about the minutiae of what bread can be eaten over whatever observation of some fictional event from the ancient past. How can they take this so seriously?

  • Freethinker

    Irrational beliefs tend to create irrational behaviors. Basically they are outraged that someone dares to not honor their imaginary friend and his rituals in the way He prescribed his followers to do.

    All religions, particularly of the more extreme orthodox varieties (that do not diverge from drivel written to control iron age goat fuckers in a tiny part of the Middle East) are a sign of mental illness.

  • Sailor1031

    They certainly do eat bread during Passover. They just don’t put yeast in it as per instructions given from their deity. Today this “unleavened” bread is usually eaten in the form of “Martzoh” – something like soup crackersbut not so good. But I’m with you – who’s got time to know the minutiae of all these cults?

  • barriejohn

    Typical PR stunt.

    “Sincerity – if you can fake that you’ve got it made.” (attr. George Burns, but probably much earlier)

  • Arthur F. Meincke

    A waste of time and energy. I’m not required to respect any religious notions or superstitions about my food intake.

  • Lurker111

    Reminds me of a side issue: As a kid, didn’t you think “Oyster Crackers” were made of oysters? (Yuk!) 🙂

  • Jim Jones

    It’s British bread. It doesn’t count as real bread. ;P

  • barriejohn

    Strictly speaking, that’s the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you learn all about these OT feasts in Brethren circles), so they’re wrong on that count, too. The Israelites didn’t have enough time to let their bread rise in their rush to depart Egypt – you know, all three million of them, who wandered in the Sinai Desert (or was it Saudi Arabia, I can’t keep up) for forty long years, where they left such abundant evidence of their sojourn. Sheesh!…-wait-isn%27t-it-passover%3F

  • Raymond Metcalfe

    AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH some one just insulted or delusion by sending us a picture that could look a bit like a loaf of leavened bread oh the trauma oh the insult from those evil beings in the labour party. Pathetic idiots really does it matter?

  • Lisa Cybergirl

    Wow! Obscure Leon Russell reference! We had that in our house throughout our childhood. Now my dad is finding his precious Leon on CDs…