Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lives –– and Legacies –– in Law

There is an age-old connection between Judaism and law. For centuries, rabbis and other Jewish scholars studied, re-studied and ceaselessly interpreted the Talmud, producing a vast corpus of juridical writing, which to many was the very heart of the Jewish religious tradition. Jews have always prized the scholarship of judges and lawyers

Justice, Guardian of Liberty

In 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society sponsored a lecture series on the five Jewish Justices from Louis D. Brandeis to Abe Fortas. Absent from the series was an account of the man who might have preceded Brandeis by some 63 years as the first Jewish member of the Supreme Court, Judah P. Benjamin.Born in 1811 in St. Croix in the Virgin