Ivanka Trump 'receives permission to fly on Sabbath' for father's trip abroad

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner reportedly got the green light from a rabbi to fly on Air Force One with Donald Trump, as the president kicked off his first trip abroad as president. 

Both practicing Orthodox Jews, Mr Trump’s daughter and son-in-law typically observe the weekly Shabbat holiday by removing themselves from work activities from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. 

Jewish law does not permit travelling on the Sabbath except in life-threatening situations, or if there is a safety concern. It was not clear on what grounds the rabbi made the exception for Ms Trump and Mr Kushner to

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