Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) tweeted out an image on April 19 wishing Jews a Happy Passover. The image included two loaves of leavened bread, which is not allowed to be eaten during the holiday.
Tlaib’s tweet stated, “Tonight marks the beginning of Passover! To all our Jewish sisters and brothers, Happy Pesach! I hope it is a time full of joy and love with family and friends.”
Tonight marks the beginning of Passover! To all our Jewish sisters and brothers, Happy Pesach! I hope it is a time full of joy and love with family and friends. pic.twitter.com/Ngs2OdIVrd
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 20, 2019
Tlaib was mocked for it:
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 20, 2019
By now the entire world has informed @RepRashida that Jews do not eat bread on Passover. No biggie. Would she be as understanding if someone wished her a Happy Ramadan by showing a pic of a bacon cheeseburger?
— eric golub (@TYGRRRREXPRESS) April 21, 2019
Now ask @RashidaTlaib if she would actually recognize the real meaning of #Passover as the liberation of the Jewish people by God from slavery in Egypt #Exodus and the freedom of the people of #Israel?
Ok. Never mind. She can't even get the unleavened bread right. https://t.co/fx58MG7Gte
— M. Zuhdi Jasser زهدي جاسر (@DrZuhdiJasser) April 21, 2019
Earlier in the day, the U.K. Labour Party tweeted out a similar Passover graphic with leavened bread; the tweet was later deleted.
Tlaib’s office did not respond to the Journal’s request for comment.
Tlaib is an avowed supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and came under fire for accusing senators, who were in favor of an anti-BDS bill, of dual loyalty in January. She has also been criticized for her connections to an open Hezbollah supporter.