CNN has called Ivanka Trump “America’s most powerful Jewish Woman,” which has led them to be the receiving end of some backlash.
Ivanka converted to Judaism in 2009 before marrying her husband Jared Kushner.
Her visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem was described as a “rare moment in which the First Daughter’s carefully guarded faith was on public display.”
Some people are unhappy with the fact that she was called the most powerful Jewish woman in America, and they pointed out that there are many Jewish women who are more powerful than Ivanka.
Some went so far as to call her a “middlebrow lifestyle brand.” Others pointed out the great impact Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have had on the nation, who are two Supreme Court Justices.
Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairwoman, was also thrown in the running, with people claiming that “Yellen is far more powerful but people don’t know this because she has a nerd job.”
In fact, Steve Goldstein with MarketWatch, stated in an op-ed, “Yellen can, on certain days, be considered the most powerful person, male or female, Jewish or gentile, in the entire world.” In addition to Ginsberg and Kagan, he mentioned Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
The recently published piece began by describing her solemn visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, stating, “Her visit was striking for two reasons. It was a rare moment in which the First Daughter’s carefully guarded faith was on public display. And it underscored the unique role she plays in an administration that has faced criticism for not confronting anti-Semitism.”
The story goes on to say that “Ivanka is arguably the most powerful Jewish woman in America today, someone who has long had a special influence on her father (though doesn’t always win him over) and is now settling in as an unpaid adviser to the President.”