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.
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