Ivanka Trump talks about her conversion to Judaism

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Ivanka Trump Opens Up About Converting To Judaism

For the first time Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump, is opening up about her conversion to Judaism.

The 33-year-old model turned businesswoman spoke with Vogue about her 2009 conversion from Presbyterian to Judaism right before getting married to New York Observer owner Jared Kushner, who is an Orthodox Jew.

"It's been such a great life decision for me," she told the magazine. "I am very modern, but I'm also a very traditional person, and I think that's an interesting juxtaposition in how I was raised as well. I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity. We observe the Sabbath. From Friday to Saturday we don't do anything but hang out with one another. We don't make phone calls."

She says her marriage and lifestyle is a far cry from that of her parents who divorced in 1992 after fifteen years of marriage. Ivanka and her husband prefer to spend time together every night rather than live the glamorous life of her parents.

As for why she's never openly discussed her religion in the past, she says it's a personal matter and an intimate thing between her and her husband.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Ivanka Trump speaks during the Donald Trump presidential announcement at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
AYR, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry with his daughter Ivanka Trump on July 30, 2015 in Ayr, Scotland. Donald Trump answered questions from the media at a press conference. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Ivanka Trump attends the 2015 Forbes Women's Summit: Transforming The Rules Of Engagement at Pier 60 on June 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Ivanka Trump attends the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Businesswoman Ivanka Trump attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at Trump Tower on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Ivanka Trump is seen arriving at Carolina Herrera fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Ivanka Trump is seen on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was converted to black and white.) Anna Wintour, Anthony Weiner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2015 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Television personality Ivanka Trump leaves the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on January 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Television personality Ivanka Trump enters the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studio 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Donald Trump (L) and Ivanka Trump attend Central Park Horse Show presented by Rolex and produced by Chronicle of the Horse where Land Rover was the official vehicle on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Land Rover)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Ivanka Trump attends the 8th Annual Eric Trump Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Ivanka Trump attends The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Ivanka Trump attends the Instyle 20th Anniversary Party at Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jared Kurshner and Ivanka Trump attend InStyle 20th anniversary celebration at Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for InStyle)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attend the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Post Office on July 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump speak during the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Post Office on July 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Yahoo News/ABC News White House Correspondents' dinner reception pre-party at the Washington Hilton on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Yahoo)
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