Kamala Harris’ Husband in Hot Water With Jewish Americans

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(FeaturedNews.com) – Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband Douglas Emhoff in a recent post on X, formerly known as Twitter, got his story of Hanukkah completely wrong. After being heavily criticized for the post he ended up deleting it.

In the post, he shared an image of himself with his wife lighting a menorah as well as a description of the eight-day Jewish holiday. As he wrote, Hanukkah is the story of the Jewish people who were forced into hiding. He claimed that it was a story of resilience and that at the time no one had believed that the people would survive or that the little oil they had was going to last, but the oil still kept burning.

He added that during those eight days that the Jewish people had spent in hiding they attempted to continue their traditions and recite prayers. As he said Hanukkah means dedication and it was during those “dark nights” that the “Maccabees” had kept up their faith and hope.

Emhoff who works with the White House in their efforts to combat antisemitism, is Jewish himself and as he started it is the story of Hanukkah that he thinks about during these “dark times.”

However, this is not what the Hanukkah story is actually about. In reality, Hanukkah has nothing to do with the Jewish people going into hiding. Instead, the celebration is focused on the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century. It is also a celebration of the Maccabee’s victory against their Greek-Syrian oppressors.

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