Ivanka Trump Brings Up the Issue of Conversion to Orthodox Judaism

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Ivanka Trump talks about her conversion to Orthodox Judaism

“It has been a huge life decision for me,” he said.

Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism after meeting her husband, Jared Kushner, but she rarely speaks.

For the business woman, the issue is “very personal”.

“We’re pretty observant, more than some and less than others. I just feel like it’s a very intimate thing for us,” she told Vogue. “It has been a huge life decision for me. I’m very modern but also a very traditional person and I think that’s an interesting juxtaposition about my upbringing. I see that in Judaism it really sets up an incredible blueprint for family devotion.”

Trump, 33, and Kushner, 34, have been married since 2009 and are now parents of two young children, keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath. From Friday evening until Saturday sunset, they disconnect from the rest of the world and spend time with their families.

“We don’t do anything but hang out with each other. We don’t make phone calls,” he said. “It’s amazing when you’re connected enough to actually disconnect and [my three-year-old] One day a week for sure Arabella knows she has me? We do nothing but play together, hang out, take walks together. Pure family.”

Good for Kushner too. His wife said she truly embraced the ritual and even learned to cook from it.

“Ivanka is a real type A,” he said. “He just does it. But he said, ‘If we’re going to have a Sabbath, I’ll cook.’