We know many Forward readers were offline for Rosh Hashanah and may not have seen our coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death over the weekend. So we put together this guide to the stories we have published — and some of our favorite Jewish stories from while the justice is alive.
If you’ve been offline for holiday, we’ll help you catch up on the Forward’s coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s deathLike most news outlets, we posted an obituary shortly after Ginsburg’s death was announced on Friday night. Ours probably had a little more Jewish content than most — noting, for example, that in 1948, 15-year-old Ruth Bader served as Camp Rabbi at Can Che-Na-Wah.
If you’ve been offline for holiday, we’ll help you catch up on the Forward’s coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s deathJane Eisner, the former Forward Editor-in-Chief who interviewed Justice Ginsburg live at a Washington, D.C., synagogue in 2018, wrote a moving personal reflection about her death. (You can also watch that interview here, read a transcript here, and read Eisner’s 2018 essay about what she learned from doing the interview here.)
If you’ve been offline for holiday, we’ll help you catch up on the Forward’s coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s deathJodi Rudoren, our current Editor-in-Chief, weighed in with an editorial noting that the High Holy Day season is an auspicious time to die, according to Jewish tradition, and highlighting Ginsburg’s approach to dissent and relationship with her intellectual opponent Justice Antonin Scalia as critical values for this polarized time.
If that’s not enough for you….
Of course, Ginsburg has been a frequent subject in the Forward for years. Here are some of our favorite older stories to savor as we mourn her death, celebrate her life, and brace for the fight over her replacement.
Forward coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg;s death