• Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner go on a 24-hour sabbatical from Friday to Saturday because of their religion
  • Ivanka Trump converted to the Jewish faith when she married Jared Kushner
  • Donald Trump wasn't happy about Ivanka Trump converting to another religion 

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly frustrate their staff whenever they have to follow their Jewish belief of going on a 24-hour sabbatical from sunset on Friday until the sunset on Saturday.

The couple’s religious belief means that they cannot access their phones and laptops so their staff has no way to reach them. In the book “Kushner Inc.,” author Vicky Ward said that the couple’s commitment to their religion was admirable, but it was frustrating for the people that they work with.

“Every Friday night, people were calling Jared as the sun was going down… ‘What about this? What about that?’ And Jared was very good about not being in contact during Sabbath, and it was frustrating for us because if you didn’t get an answer by sundown, you were basically just in a holding pattern for 24 hours,” they said.

Ivanka was brought up Presbyterian by her parents, Donald and Ivana Trump. But her husband was brought up in an Orthodox Jewish family. When they tied the knot, the first daughter decided to follow her husband’s faith. Their children are also being raised as Jewish.

In the same book, Ward revealed that the POTUS wasn’t happy when he found out that his favorite daughter wanted to convert to the Jewish faith. At the beginning of Ivanka and Kushner’s marriage, the president couldn’t also understand why it was his daughter that needed to convert her religion.

“Trump was said to be discombobulated by the enormity of what his daughter had done. Trump, a Presbyterian, who strikes no one as particularly religious, was baffled by his daughter’s conversion,” Ward said.

According to Express, Kushner’s parents didn’t also want their son to convert to any other religion. In fact, the idea was particularly offensive to Kushner’s mom that’s why she and her husband, Charlie, refused to meet Ivanka years ago. This was reportedly one of the reasons why the couple called it quits briefly in 2008.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 17, 2017. Reuters