Zeide Donald: Ivanka Trump has third Jewish baby

Ivanka Trump, also known by the Jewish name Yael Kushner, holds her new baby Theodore James Kushner in the hospital following his birth in a photo released on Twitter. Credit: Twitter.

(JNS.org) Ivanka Trump, daughter of GOP presidential primary front-runner and businessman Donald Trump, gave birth on Sunday to her third child with her Jewish husband, real estate mogul and New York Observer newspaper owner Jared Kushner.

Trump converted to Judaism in 2009, taking on the Hebrew name Yael. This makes all three of her children Jewish.

"Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner," Ivanka tweeted on Monday. Newly born Theodore joins elder siblings Joseph Frederick, 2, and sister Arabella Rose, 4. 

At the end of his speech to the 2016 AIPAC conference last week, Donald Trump expressed pride that Ivanka “is about to have a beautiful Jewish baby.” 

“In fact,” Donald Trump told the crowd of nearly 19,000 people, “it could be happening right now, which would be very nice as far as I’m concerned.”

Posted on March 28, 2016 .