And the winner of best Hebrew flub 2014 is… Republican Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.
The 2016 presidential hopeful better brush up on his Hebrew. In a letter to a constituent leaked online, Walker seemingly confuses “Mazel Tov” with “Molotov.”
Per New York Magazine:
One Wisconsin Now dug up an undated letter that Walker sent in response to chairman Franklyn Gimbel’s request that he display a menorah during the holiday season:Walker told Gimbel his office would be happy to display a menorah celebrating “The Eight Days of Chanukah” at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and asked Gimbel to have a representative from Lubavitch of Wisconsin contact Walker’s secretary, Dorothy Moore, to set it up.The letter is signed, “Thank you again and Molotov.”
Same diff, am I right?
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.