Sunday, January 22, 2017

Despite Sabbath, Ivanka Trump and Husband Celebrate Inauguration


For Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, celebrating the presidential inauguration by attending the gatherings on Friday night posed an obstacle to their Orthodox Jewish observance of the Sabbath.

Ms. Trump, President Trump’s older daughter, and Mr. Kushner got special permission to break from strict religious laws that prohibit them from using technology or mechanized devices, such as cars, during the Sabbath, which begins on Friday evening.

A Jewish person who was briefed on the matter but not authorized to speak publicly about it said on Friday night that they were given an exemption under the principle in Jewish law of pikuach nefesh, which suggests preserving the safety of a specific person over any religious consideration.

In the case of Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump, that would have meant being outside security escorts once the Sabbath had started.[...]

2 comments :

  1. ✡ Eliana Benador ✡November 2, 2017 at 11:32 AM

    Later on, this happened:
    But: "presidential advisor,Jason Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew, arrived before Shabbat and did not take part in meetings on Saturday." That's what we do.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229929

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  2. ✡ Eliana Benador ✡November 2, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Moe, ICYMI:
    But: "presidential advisor,Jason Greenblatt, an Orthodox Jew, arrived before Shabbat and did not take part in meetings on Saturday." That's what we do.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229929

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