Does Israel recognize Ivanka Trump’s Jewishness? It does now

February 9, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

She converted to Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew, in 2009.

But in Israel, it’s not that simple: You’re only Jewish if the rabbinic authorities say you’re Jewish. Last year, they questioned the credentials of the rabbi who oversaw Ms. Trump’s conversion.

Then, a few weeks after her father Donald Trump won the US election, Israel’s chief rabbis made a proclamation: They were looking to change the guidelines on which Jewish conversions they recognize.

According to the proposed guidelines, they said in a statement, Ivanka Trump would be certified Jewish.

The chief rabbis said they weren’t changing the system in order to accommodate Trump’s daughter.

Critics say that’s exactly what they were doing.

 

Read More: Does Israel recognize Ivanka Trump’s Jewishness? It does now. | Public Radio International

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