Nordstrom’s pulls Hanukka sweater seen as insulting to Jewish women

By JTA
November 13, 2015 12:10

 
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Nordstrom’s pulled a women’s Hanukka sweater from its stores and website after it was criticized for perpetuating negative stereotypes of Jewish women.

The blue sweater has the words “Chai Maintenance” knitted on the top and “Hanukkah J.A.P.” on the bottom. JAP stands for Jewish American Princess, a pejorative.

The sweater still appears on the website, but only the back, which has no writing, is visible and the page says “Product not available.” It was removed earlier this week.

A men’s version says “Mazel tov” on the top front and “Oy vey” on the back, and Happy Hanukka on both sides. It remains on sale.

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