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Kushners get to fly on Air Force One on the Sabbath

Irune Rengel | 19 May, 2017, 22:44

The First Daughter and son-in-law are observant Jews and typically wouldn't travel on Shabbat from sundown Friday to Saturday. But they have made exceptions, on a few occasions, for their jobs. (Shabbat 151:2). But Jewish law has long since evolved to the point where even the chance of saving an endangered life is enough to justify desecrating Shabbat, as in the case of a Hatzolah volunteer who is allowed to answer a call on Shabbat even if it might turn out to be a false alarm.

On Inauguration Day, they received the same kind of rabbinical pass to travel by auto, an activity that is typically prohibited for observant Jews on the Sabbath.

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Politico noted that "it was not clear on what grounds the exception was made to accompany the president on his first worldwide trip". He huddled with his father-in-law in Trump Tower after the release of the damaging "Access Hollywood" tape in October of 2016 that showed Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent.

Ivanka Trump has stressed in the past that her family leads a religious lifestyle and that the observation of Shabbat was an essential part of that tradition.

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"Let's get this done today", Kushner is quoted as saying of the more than $100 billion arms deal on the table, which both sides wanted to finalize before Trump's visit to the nation this weekend as part of his first trip overseas as President. "From sundown Friday to Saturday night, my family and I observe the Shabbat", she wrote. "During this time, we disconnect completely-no emails, no TV, no phone calls, no Internet. We enjoy uninterrupted time together and it's wonderful", she said.

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