Because Ginsburg was so absolutely Jewish, she helped form a bond, in the minds of the public, between Judaism and the quest for social justice.3
Representative Andy Levin spoke to his congregation on Rosh Hashanah.
“I try to teach through my opinions, through my speeches, how wrong it is to judge people on the basis of what they look like,” the justice said.
“The rabbinic tradition assigns meaning to every single word in the Torah, so there must be a reason why tzedek, ‘justice,’ is written twice.”
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“This was Justice Ginsburg’s life’s work, to insist that the Constitution deliver on its promise that ‘We the People’ would include all the people.”
“Ginsburg was, in that sense, typical, because she had her own way of being Jewish.”
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While the star did shine brightly that night she attended, we all despair in the darkness that her passing has brought.
With Justice Ginsburg’s passing on the eve of Rosh Hashana, we are losing a true tzadik.