Episode 47: RBG in Her Own Words

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to sit on the nation’s highest court, died on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Justice Ginsburg was an American and feminist icon and a Jewish hero. Her experiences as a Jew and as a woman helped her identify with outsiders and see the gap between American ideals and the realities that so many people live every day. Justice Ginsburg was a role model... and she had her own role models too. In this episode, we dig into JWA's archive and share some of the Justice's own words about a Jewish woman who inspired her.

Released September 24, 2020
  • Photo of a picture of RBG at the vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, September 2020. Courtesy © Lloyd Wolf.

  • Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court building, September 2020. Courtesy © Lloyd Wolf.

  • Photo of RBG at the Vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, September 2020
  • We Remember RBG  In commemoration of her extraordinary life, we offer a compilation of reflections on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s powerful impact and legacy. Add your memories to the collection in the comments section.   And for a more playful tribute, check out our new RBG trivia crossword puzzle!

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 47: RBG in Her Own Words." (Viewed on October 22, 2020) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-47-rbg-her-own-words>.

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