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JVanka Wedding Recap

By Nadja Spiegelman

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Over the weekend, entrepreneur Ivanka Trump (The Donald’s daughter) married her fellow real estate scion boyfriend, Jared Kushner, who publishes the New York Observer.

The lavish wedding was held with the couple’s 500 nearest and dearest at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. The blogosphere is buzzing with all the gossip tidbits you could hope for: There’s photos of the relatively tzniut Vera Wang dress Ivanka wore, lists of the celebrity invitees in attendance (Barbara Walters and Rudy Guilliani, among others), and many updates straight from Ivanka’s twitter feed (“Just finished a gorgeous hike. The leaves are spectacular and the sun is shining. Everything is simply perfect! I’m getting married today!” she wrote yesterday).

Their two online bridal registries feature everything from extravagant items like a $1,350 silver bowl to the more mundane $9 “flexible spatula.” But amid all the hype, there’s one thing missing. Where are the photos of the chuppah? Where’s the gossip about which designer embroidered the kippot? Ivanka converted to Judaism in preparation for her big day, but although Heeb magazine reports that the couple had an Orthodox ceremony, the Judaism goes almost unmentioned amidst the hubbub over who designed the bridesmaid’s dresses (hint: Caroline Herrera.)

Oy, Ivanka. We wanted to see The Donald in a yarmulke.


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Comments
Ivanka is not a Jew! Mon. Oct 26, 2009

Ivanka had an express fraudulent conversion for the sole purpose of marrying Jared. Orthodox conversions take 2-4 years to complete and are not done for reason of marriage. Ivanka and Jared's wedding was an interfaith ceremony because Ivanka is a Gentile. There was nothing Jewish about it.

Kol Yisrael Areivim Fri. Oct 30, 2009

Excuse me. I think Ivanka knows more about Judaism that you do. Did you ever hear of the 10 commandments where it says "Lo ta'ane be'reiacha eid shaker" - that you should not bear false witness against people? And what about the pasuk in Parshat Kedoshim that says "Lo telech rachil be'amecha" - that you shouldn't spread lashon harah about anyone? And what about all the mitzvot of how we are commanded to treat Geirim - converts - b/c we were once Geirim ourselves in Egypt. You don't know anything about Ivanka except what the media tells you. I happen to work in the shul where she converted and I saw her all the time. She was very sincere and focused and dedicated. There was one day where she was sitting and discussing what bracha you make on sushi b/c it has rice and it has fish and which bracha takes priority. So before you go assuming anything and spreading your false rumors, why don't you go back to your little kollel and relearn the Torah.

Laura Fri. Oct 30, 2009

This article is full of inaccuracies. First, it's BEDMINSTER, not BeBminster. Second, her dress was designed by Vera Wang, which was public knowledge long before the wedding. I give her a lot of credit for converting PRIOR to getting engaged.




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