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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a women’s rights icon and prominent political figure, recently passed away after battling complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Whether or not one may choose to agree with her points of view, we must look from an unbiased standpoint and appreciate all she has done to advance our country.

While she may have been small and soft spoken, Ginsberg was calculated and steady, translating into a truly unstoppable force as she defied social norms. Her ethical principles of equal liberty and human rights pushed her to break legal barriers which were previously unimaginable, but always warranted. She served as a role model to a multitude of young women, inspiring them to enter the field of law in hopes of continuing her legacy.

In Judaism, when someone passes, we say “זכרונו לברכה”- may their memory be a blessing. Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s memory should not only be a blessing, but fuel to continue our revolution towards equality.

ברוך דיין האמת.

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