America really didn’t need any more help sowing division, but the New York Times is stepping up and asking the question that no other sane person thought to ask: are Jared Kusner and Ivanka Trump good for the Jews?

The condensed version: if you’re Jewish and pro-Trump, you likely think they’re just fine, but if you’re anti-Trump, like the majority of the New York Times readership (and newsroom), then it becomes clear that Jared and Ivanka are bad for the Jews. What they’re supposed to do about that, we don’t know. Convert?

Amy Chozick and Hannah Seligson write:

To some Jews, the couple serves as a bulwark pushing the Trump administration toward pro-Israel policies, most notably the decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To many others, they are the wolves in sheep’s clothing, allowing Mr. Trump to brush aside criticism that his words have fueled the uptick in violent attacks against Jews.

“For Jews who are deeply opposed to Donald Trump and truly believe he is an anti-Semite, it’s deeply problematic that he’s got a Jewish son-in-law and daughter. How can that be?” said Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University.

If you’d like to hear from Jews who are deeply opposed to Donald Trump, there are plenty who follow the New York Times and commented on the piece. But we’re still asking: why did anyone think writing this was a good idea?

Stay tuned to see who else’s faith is “deeply problematic.”


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