Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will fly aboard Air Force One to Saudi Arabia with President Donald Trump on Friday, after receiving a rabbinical dispensation to travel on Shabbat.
President Trump’s daughter and her husband, Mr Kushner, as Orthodox Jews, typically observe Shabbat, but have made occasional exceptions.
They received a rabbinical pass to travel by car on President Trump’s inauguration celebrations. It is not clear on what grounds permission was given on this occasion, to accompany the president on his first international trip.
During the presidential campaign, Mr Kushner broke Shabbat during the “Access Hollywood” tape scandal, in which Mr Trump, then the Republican nominee was shown to have bragged about groping women without their consent.