Shabbat scandal? Ivanka's golf game scrutinized

Why are people criticizing the Kushners' orthodoxy again?

June 15, 2017 14:47
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Recent buzz about President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner's golfing habits on Shabbat generated criticism on social media of their orthodox observant status.

The article published by the New York Post on Wednesday, explained that the couple tip the caddies after Shabbat as not to interfere with their religious observance.
However, critics took to Twitter to lash out on what they feel is orthodox-fraud.

Tweets including, "It doesn't matter what sort of Jews Ivanka & Jared are but can we stop pretending they are Orthodox?" and "I think I'm done with this line of inquiry. They're not strictly observant. Fine. So long as we stop saying they are," are examples of responses to the "fake" orthodoxy the couple claim they adhere to.

This isn't the first time the Kushners are facing criticism for their questionable religious observance.

The couple have been reported to have received rabbinical dispensation to fly on Shabbat for Trump's first overseas visit in May, as well as travel by car for Trump's presidential inauguration in January.

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