Partly Cloudy78° FULL FORECASTPartly Cloudy78° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a 'Happy Yom Kippur'

Florida Gov. Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a “Happy Yom Kippur,” although it is solemn holiday meant for atonement.

Facebook

Florida Gov. Rick Scott mistakenly wished Jewish Floridians a “Happy Yom Kippur,” although it is solemn holiday meant for atonement.

13

October

Florida's Republican governor made a notable misstep Wednesday evening while trying to mark the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

In a Facebook post published after 5 p.m., Rick Scott -- on behalf of himself and First Lady Ann Scott -- wished Jewish Floridians a "Happy Yom Kippur," which isn't the appropriate well-wish to offer, because the holiday isn't a "happy" one.

Yom Kippur is a solemn holiday -- the Day of Atonement -- when Jews fast, reflect on their sins and ask for forgiveness.

Read the full story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:11pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...