Happy Hanukkah, everyone! Nearly 2,200 years ago, Judah Maccabee revolted against the Seleucid Empire, reclaimed a holy temple, and lit it for eight days with one day’s worth of oil. Today, we celebrate by lighting the menorah—and shaming people on the Internet who just don’t get it.
1) Elton John fail
Don’t mistake the Jewish holiday, which commemorates freedom from religious persecution in the second century B.C., with a song from The Lion King:
2) Spelling fail
Don’t forget how to spell it.
But if you do, just ask Bing:
3) Menorah fail
Don’t run out of candles.
4) Matzoh fail
Remember that matzoh is for Passover (in April).
(Whole Foods later apologized.)
5) Kosher fail
While ham may be delicious, this is pretty insulting:
6) Stereotype fail
Don’t make stupid jokes about Jews being cheap (especially on a billboard).
7) Proportion fail
At least pretend Hannukah is as important as Christmas.
8) Basic fail
Most importantly, if you really have no idea what it is Jews celebrate in December, it’s best not to brag about it on Twitter:
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