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Are palm fronds the new roses?

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Sukkot.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were photographed on the streets of New York pushing their newborn baby Arabella Rose in her stroller. The Daily Mail, which did a fashion rundown on the stylish couple, also noted what was in Kushner’s hand.

“He also held some flowers in one hand – perhaps a gift for his wife,” the writer of the article posited.

Yet as many people in the comments correctly observed, Kushner was not holding flowers for his wife but a lulav, which he was (presumably) taking to synagogue in observance of Sukkot. You know, the hut holiday.

But maybe this photo will start a trend. Perhaps many young women will now ask their boyfriends for palm fronds instead of roses.

I mean, what could be more romantic than a “flower” with a pointy end that can put out your eye?

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