Ivanka Trump caused quite a stir on Saturday night when she visited the gravesite of the revered late leader of the Lubavitcher Hasidim, Rabbi Schneerson, (the “Lubavitcher Rebbe”) in Queens, NY.
At the same time Ivanka and her husband were praying for her father’s success on Tuesday, Mr. Trump was being grabbed off the stage by the Secret Service.
And the Rabbi’s followers are crediting Mr. Trump’s safety to the Rebbe’s “divine intervention.”
As presidential candidate Donald Trump spent his weekend barnstorming swing states and rallying crowds to his cause, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, a key campaign adviser, teamed up to seek support from a higher power.
The couple, who are observant Jews – Ivanka having converted to Judaism before her marriage – stayed off the campaign trail and in New York City over Shabbat – and were spotted on Saturday night at the site of the grave of the Lubavitcher rebbe in Queens, NY….
Tens of thousands of visitors come to the grave every year to receive a posthumous blessing and inspiration from the late rebbe….
In his lifetime, the rebbe was no stranger to politicians, including presidential candidates, who would often make the pilgrimage to his home in Brooklyn seeking his blessing – and, clearly, the appearance of his political support.
Some, however are crediting the Kushners’ gesture with doing more than winning Trump votes.
An ultra-Orthodox website featured the headline: “Ivanka Prays – The Donald Saved! As Ivanka Was At Ohel Of Rebbe, Secret Service Rushed Him Off Stage.”….
Video: Tonight after end of Sabbath, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump visited the Ohel of Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe in Queens pic.twitter.com/eaGNf7bNVL
— Jacob Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) November 6, 2016
I believe in the power of the Rebbe's blessing but here it must have been so powerful that there wasn't even a real assassination attempt
— Wokie from Muskogee (@crookedroads770) November 6, 2016
— Jerry Rosen (@Shortrosen) November 6, 2016