DC's new Jewish museum highlights Jews who shaped the nation's capital, from a Confederate spy to RBG

 

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An exhibit on Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the new Capital Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2023.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Washington, D.C.'s new Jewish museum features at least two notorious women from history.

One is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice, who was dubbed "Notorious RBG" late in her life by a cluster of fans. When the Capital Jewish Museum opens next week, it will launch with Ginsburg at its center when a traveling exhibit on her life has its final stop here.

The other is the 19th-century figure Eugenia Levy Phillips, whom the museum characterizes as "notorious" without irony.

"One of DC's most notorious Confederate sympathizers, Eugenia...



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