Let’s be honest, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is kind of the best. So when we heard that she, along with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, rewrote the Passover story under a feminist lens, we really weren’t all that surprised.
According to The Washington Post, the piece, which is entitled: “The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover,” focuses on Moses’ mother Yocheved, the midwives Shifra and Puah, the Pharoah’s daughter Batya, and Moses’ sister Miriam–all of whom play a big role in the Passover story but have been under-appreciated in the traditional telling.
Ginsburg is not an observant Jew, per se, but we’re glad she contributed this essay to the Passover lexicon. Using this, we can give these amazing, strong women from Jewish history the recognition they deserve at our own seder tables.
You can find the essay here.