Ivanka Trump, Campaign Officials Visit Queens Gravesite of Revered Orthodox Rabbi
Ivanka Trump, the Orthodox Jewish daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was seen visiting the Queens, New York gravesite of a revered rabbi on Saturday night, a number of community blogs reported.
In video footage posted online, Ivanka is seen accompanied by her husband and senior campaign adviser Jared Kushner, as well as the Trump camp’s Israel adviser, Jason Greenblatt, in the trip to Montefiore Cemetery in Cambria Heights, where the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson is interred.
Schneerson, known to many as the Rebbe, was a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal and is widely considered to have been among the most influential Jewish leaders of the past century.
In a nod to the supernatural blessings said by followers of Rabbi Schneerson — the last Lubavitcher Rebbe — to accompany a trip to the hallowed ground, some Orthodox websites pointed out that the visit occurred just as Donald Trump was rushed offstage at a rally in Reno, Nevada, where Secret Service agents feared for his life. “Ivanka Prays – The Donald Saved,” claimed one headline.
In a recent campaign stop in the battleground state of Florida, Ivanka told a synagogue gathering that her father had asked for her prayers during the Jewish High Holidays this year.
Others who have prayed at Rabbi Schneerson’s grave at pivotal moments in their lives include US Senator Corey Booker, who visited the night before his election to the Senate in 2013, and Victor Espinoza, the American Pharoah jockey who went on to win the first Triple Crown in 37 years.
Representatives of the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to The Algemeiner‘s request for comment on the visit.
Watch footage of the visit below: