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What Justice Ginsburg taught us about the gift of time


October 2, 2020

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York City, Sept. 21, 2016.

(JTA) - As Jews in the United States prepared to light candles to welcome Rosh Hashanah, they were hit with the last terrible news of a terrible year: the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At 87, and with a lifetime of accomplishments that few can match, she has earned her rest. But the exquisite, agonizing time of her passing underscored one of the great lessons of her own life and of Rosh Hashanah: how we make use of the time God grants us matters.

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, while we attended a small, masked, socially distanced outdoor minyan in the spacious bac...

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