By Miriam Shaviv
July 20, 2009
This has to be good for the gene pool.
Ivanka Trump has just converted to Judaism, through an Orthodox rabbi, the highly regarded Haskel Lookstein. She will now marry long-time boyfriend, Jared Kushner, who comes from an Orthodox family.
According to New York Magazine,
This spring, for instance, Ivanka attended a benefit for the Mikvah, the traditional Jewish bath, in Jared's hometown of Livingston, New Jersey, with his mom, Seryl, and his two sisters, Nicole and Dara. One attendee reported that Seryl introduced Ivanka to friends solely as "Ivanka," and not as Jared's girlfriend...
One of their favorite activities is to group friends together for dinner parties. "I've learned how to cook," Ivanka said. "Once a week, we have a night in and I cook for just the two of us."
That's Friday night, I hope.
On a serious note, I do wonder what would have happened had she tried to convert in London - it seems more than likely it would never have happened.
Meanwhile, Mazal tov.