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Trump’s second wife, a Christian, keeps kosher and Shabbat

Donald and Marla, mother of Jewish convert and top campaign adviser Ivanka Trump, divorced in 1999

Marla Maples, right, the ex-wife of Donald Trump, speaking with Dalila, the wife of Druze Sheikh Abu-Ruchon Hussein, at the Kabbalah international conference in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2004. (Heidi Levine/Pool/Getty Images via JTA)
Marla Maples, right, the ex-wife of Donald Trump, speaking with Dalila, the wife of Druze Sheikh Abu-Ruchon Hussein, at the Kabbalah international conference in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2004. (Heidi Levine/Pool/Getty Images via JTA)

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is a Christian who keeps the Jewish Sabbath and eats kosher.

A profile posted Thursday by The Daily Beast said that Maples, a Baptist, regularly attends church, “but keeps Shabbat, eats kosher and studies Kabbalah.”

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, left his first wife, Ivana, for Maples, whom he married in 1993. The couple, who have one child, Tiffany, divorced in 1999.

Trump’s daughter from his first marriage, Ivanka, is Jewish and also is Shabbat and kosher observant.

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