Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was forced to take down a post after users exposed his shocking ignorance on social media.

Emhoff on Monday made a post trying to explain the story behind the Jewish Hanukkah celebration. In what is turning out to be a complete embarrassment for Emhoff, who is Jewish, the Second Gentleman got the story wrong and was forced to take down the post.

“The story of Hanukkah and the story of the Jewish people has always been one of hope and resilience,” Emhoff wrote in the now-deleted post. “In the Hanukkah story, the Jewish people were forced into hiding [sic]. No one thought they would survive or that the few drops of oil they had would last. But they survived and the oil kept burning. During those eight days in hiding, they recited their prayers and continued their traditions. That’s why Hanukkah means dedication. It was during those dark nights that the Maccabees dedicated themselves to maintaining hope and faith in the oil [sic], each other, and their Judaism. In these dark times, I think of that story.

Emhoff’s version of the event surrounding Hanukkah is wrong and misrepresents key aspects of the celebration.

Hanukkah (or Chanukah), popularly known as the Festival of Lights, is a celebration held in remembrance of the liberation of ancient Israel from Syrian-Greek occupation around the second century B.C.

A group of under-equipped warriors, known as the Maccabees, had won a great victory against the Greeks despite being outnumbered. When the Maccabees, on arrival at the holy temple in Jerusalem, found that the temple had been corrupted by pagan worship. The Maccabees found a little oil that could last for one night. However, the oil miraculously lasted for eight days.

The Hanukkah celebration lasts for eight nights. This year’s celebration began on Dec. 7 and will end on the night of Dec 14. The Hanukkah holiday officially ends on Friday, Dec. 15.

Emhoff is currently leading the White House antisemitism strategy.