His temperament, intellect, and empathy is the type we should seek to replicate on the Court. If only such a person was being appointed today.
As we approach the centenary of Louis Brandeis’s swearing-in as our nation’s first Jewish Supreme Court justice, Talya Zax remembers when Brandeis’s words helped her high school team fight for a national title.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — A letter from former President William Howard Taft attacking the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court in thinly veiled anti-Semitic terms may be of historic value, but apparently not $15,000 worth. That sum was the opening bid set by the Nate D. Sanders auction house in Los Angeles…
A letter written by former President William Howard Taft opposing the nomination of Louis Brandeis to become a Supreme Court justice and called anti-Semitic is on the auction block.
One hundred years to the day of the nomination of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paid tribute to the first Jewish justice at a program at the university that bears his name.
Louis Brandeis’s elevation to the Supreme Court was a watershed moment for American Jews — but, paradoxically, it seemed to do nothing to lessen this country’s anti-Semitism, Jonathan Sarna writes.
The National Jewish Book Award winners were announced Wednesday and there’s good cause for excitement. From an illustrated children’s bible to a gripping young adult novel based on the voyage of the M.S. St. Louis, here are the list of winning books: