Ivanka Trump talks about her conversion to Judaism


Ivanka Trump Opens Up About Converting To Judaism
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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