10 of the best Jewish tweets about the pre-Passover Suez Canal blockage

A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021 shows a part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-meter-long and 59-meter wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt’s Suez Canal. (Suez Canal Authority/Handout/AFP via Getty Images)

Shira Hanau

(JTA) — We know what you’re thinking.

The Suez Canal has been blocked for days by a giant container ship, causing big problems for the global shipping industry and starting a torrent of social media memes. But what’s Jewish about it?

The answer is: nothing, on the surface. However, Passover is approaching, and the holiday’s biblical story remembers when the Jews left Egyptian slavery. Part of that liberation story involved Moses splitting the Red Sea, which is attached to the modern-day Suez Canal — which could really use some unblocking by Moses or anyone else right now.

So naturally, a segment of the meme mania has been tied to Passover.

Here are some the best Jewish Twitter jokes about the Suez and its big boat:

1. Getting back at the Egyptians only took 2,000 years

2. The 2020 season was a drama, in 2021 we’re trying comedy

3. You might say it’s all a bit fishy

4. “There can be miracles, if you believe

5. And the matzahs started flying off the shelves

6. We’ll wait

7. DMing Moses

8. Dayenu, already

9. Conspirasea theories

10. A digestive metaphor


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