Ivanka Trump Bakes Traditional Purim Hamentashen With Her Kids Ahead of Jewish Festival
Ahead of Purim, Ivanka Trump shared a photo on Instagram of her family baking hamentashen – triangular cookies traditionally eaten on the Jewish holiday.
The daughter of the new US president is seen in the picture preparing the sweet treat with five-year-old daughter Arabella and three-year-old son, Joseph. Theodore, her youngest – not yet a year old – does not appear in the photo.
Posted in Washington, DC, where Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner – senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump – relocated from New York.
This is not the first time that Ivanka has posted photos on social media of holiday rituals she has been engaging in since converting to Judaism in 2009, prior to her marriage to Kushner, an orthodox Jew. Last year, she uploaded a picture of herself with son Joseph preparing Purim baskets.
Purim is a festival commemorating the defeat of Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews of ancient Persia as recorded in the Book of Esther.