Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked on social media after she posted a Yom Kippur message that included an image of a Hanukkah menorah.
Many were quick to point out that the firebrand Republican’s post on X (formerly Twitter) contained a menorah and had nothing to do with Yom Kippur. Some social media users mocked the lawmaker, saying it was like a person wishing happiness for Christians. Happy Easter with photo of Christmas tree or Santa Claus.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, beginning at sundown on Sunday and ending on Monday night. It is a holiday celebrated through fasting and atonement.
Green posted a holiday message on his RepMTG account on X on Sunday.
“To all those preparing for the solemn Day of Atonement, I wish you a meaningful fast,” Green posted, Originally with the image of a menorah. “Gamal Chasima Tovar!”
Weekly newspaper Green’s representatives were contacted via email Sunday for comment.
While the photo of the menorah has since been removed, some critics said the congresswoman should also apologize for the gaffe.
The Georgia Republican has been criticized repeatedly for her support of far-right rhetoric and conspiracy theories, including her “Jewish space laser” controversy.
In 2021, after left-leaning Media Matters uncovered an old Facebook post by Greene, it continued to spark a wave of criticism against her for posting baseless conspiracy theories with anti-Semitic overtones. In the now-deleted post, Greene suggested that the Rothschilds, a wealthy Jewish banking family who are often targets of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, were involved in profiting from the California wildfires.
When Greene shared the post to Facebook in 2018, she said she was just a “regular American” who had “no idea” that the Rothschilds had been at the center of anti-Semitic conspiracies since the 19th century.
Greene’s Yom Kippur post sparked a new wave of backlash on social media on Sunday night.
Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., echoed her holiday message on Sunday afternoon. Moskowitz corrected the Republican in the post and used it as an opportunity to mock his old rival.
“This is a Hanukkah photo,” He posted on X. “Different Jewish holidays. Yom Kippur is where you atone for your sins. God knows you’ll be busy.”
Far-right activist and congressional candidate Laura Loomer mocked Greene in response to the post, calling the congresswoman the “Jewish space laser lady.”
“Jewish Space Laser Lady Tweeted Menorah Today #Yom Kippur,” Loomer posted. “The wrong Jewish holiday, @mtgreenee Yom Kippur is about atonement. There’s something I don’t think you quite understand. “
Political satirist Jeremy Newberg also Attacking Green, quipped“Come on, let’s light the Yom Kippur menorah.”
Brett Meiselas, co-founder of the anti-Donald Trump political action committee Meidas Touch, slammed Greene in a reply to her since-deleted post.
“Menorah? Wrong holiday, you anti-Semite.” Meiselas wrote.
In a follow up post, Meiselas continues to criticize Green called the congressman an “anti-Semitic maniac.”
“Frankly, Jews don’t need an anti-Semitic maniac speaking at a Nazi event to send out a holiday message first,” he posted, referring to Greene’s 2022 comments on the far-right group founded by white nationalist Nick Fuentes Speech delivered at the conference.
Bill Prady Co-Founder big bang theorytook aim at Greene’s “poor Hebrew” in a post on X.
“She removed the Hanukkah menorah but kept the crappy Hebrew. ‘ChaTima'” Prady posted.