Labour has sent a Pesach greeting featuring a loaf of bread, prompting ridicule on social media.
The message posted on Twitter this morning wished a ‘Happy Passover from everyone at the Labour Party, above images of a cup of wine, a star of David and the bread.
Leavened bread is specifcally not eaten on the festival, replaced instead by unleavened bread to symbolise the fact Israelite slaves in Egypt didn’t have time to allow bread to rise begore escaping their slavery in Eqypt.
The message was posted on both the main Labour Party account and the London Labour one, before being removed after 45 minutes.
One Twitter user wrote: “Can’t even get that one right. Can’t believe Jewdas didn’t explain that to them.”
Phil Rosenberg, public affairs director of the Board of Deputies, wrote: “Which major political party would include a picture of bread in their Passover message? Passover being a festival in which bread is forbidden to Jews. Yep, you guessed it : Labour.”
Twitter users also pointed out that, in a message from Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey, a greeting in Hebrew was written backwards.
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