A Whole Foods store in Rockville, Maryland, was selling a sheet cake decorated to celebrate Yom Kippur.
…the only problem being that Yom Kippur is a time for repentance, and is observed by FASTING for a little more than 24 hours.
All of which begs the question: What’s up?
“The cake features an assortment of Jewish symbols, none of which are actually related to Yom Kippur, including pomegranates, apples and honey (which are linked to Rosh Hashanah), a bee, menorah, fish, and the Star of David,” Fox News reported.
— The Forward (@jdforward) September 29, 2017
In a piece published in the American Jewish publication The Forward, Jen Simon saw the cake as the best of intentions gone awry.
“I’m sure the baker had good intentions,” Simon wrote. “They were probably trying to help their customers celebrate what they knew was an important holiday.
“But, if I may, a suggestion for the next time to the baker or any other well-intentioned person bent on inclusion – don’t.”
A spokesperson for Whole Foods said the “cake was intended as dessert for the breaking of the fast dinner and a customer purchased it yesterday afternoon for that purpose,” Huffington Post reported.
The reaction on social media included this delicious entry!
— Joanne Trcka (@TrckaTreat) September 29, 2017
As for intentions, here’s a sampling of other well meaning responses from Twitter:
I guess it’s the thought that counts.
— Bartyarararagi (@magicalweeb) September 29, 2017
Whoops. Good Break the Fast food, I suppose.
— Steve Rabinowitz (@steverabinowitz) October 1, 2017
it is not a Hanukkah menorah. It’s the menorah that is in every synagogue- it is only 7 candles, one for each day.
— Elaine Hannock (@jewesss) September 30, 2017
I’m happy they tried. what’s wrong with a cake for Yom Kippur? Its served at the breakfast following Yom Kippur. I think it is great.
— T Denise Taylor, CPA (@dtaylorcpa) September 29, 2017
What… is that utter mishmash of bullshit?
— singing & resisting (@willaful) September 29, 2017
it’s actually kind cute. Got a friend I have to show this it to. Kind of an “Awww you tried sweety.” kind of wrong.
— ?️?Lunas?? (@LunasCrain) September 29, 2017
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