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Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg


October 2, 2020

Sharon Farmer via Wikimedia Commons (National Archives and Records Administration)

U.S. President Bill Clinton announces Ruth Bader Ginsburg as the nominee for the Supreme Court on June 14, 1993.

(JNS) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C.

Ginsburg, a heralded liberal judicial, feminist and Jewish icon who was the second woman to serve on the nation's highest court, died from "complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," according to a statement from the Supreme Court shortly after her death.

Her passing came on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year 5781, and just six weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

Ginsburg had been hospitalized multiple times this year. On...

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