Ivanka Trump holds a pretty impressive position, playing confidant to her father, President Donald Trump.
But that hardly makes Ivanka Trump, a recent convert to Judaism, the "most powerful Jewish woman" in the country, as CNN claimed this week.
As far as that particular title is concerned, there are others far more deserving of that honorific.
"Ivanka is arguably the most powerful Jewish woman in America today, someone who has long had a special influence on her father (though doesn't always win him over) and is now settling in as an unpaid adviser to the President," wrote CNN's Maeve Reston and Betsy Klein.
They added, "Her commitment to faith contrasts with Trump, whose outward religious practice has been much more limited. But one question looming over Ivanka is how -- or whether – she will use her status at the top of the new Washington to guide a national conversation about the rising number of threats to Jewish community centers and places of worship."
The article doesn't go on to explain how, exactly, Ivanka Trump is powerful. Readers are left instead to accept this assertion at face value, perhaps because the authors believe being the daughter of a sitting U.S. president comes with immense power.
It doesn't, really.
It's true President Trump frequently turns to his daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, for advice. To be clear, this is no small thing, and many people would kill to have the sort of influence the Kushners hold in the White House.
However, occasionally having the president's ear is no substitute for real influence or power, especially considering how often the president disregards his counsel. Consider that Ivanka reportedly wanted her father to keep the U.S. in the Paris climate agreement. Look how well that worked out.
If we're talking about actual power, the power to make lasting and damn near irrevocable changes to a country, the title of "most powerful Jewish woman" should go to Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan. Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is also a good option.
The president's daugher? Not so much.
Ivanka Trump may have the ability to whisper into the president's ear for the next four (or eight) years, but none of that compares to the authority and lasting influence of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve.
It's not even close.