As you have probably heard by now, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital today, recovering from a fall that fractured three of her ribs.
RBG is more than just a person at…this point: she has morphed into a symbol. Of course, there is the millennial-friendly “Notorious RBG” iconography, which basically makes her the court’s equivalent of Beyonce. But she is much, much more than just a symbol — through her whole life, she has stood up for women’s rights and equal treatment under law, with fierce… >> Read More
Like most Jewish women across the country, my stomach lurched when I read the news this morning that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized. Hopefully the 85-year-old powerhouse’s fractured ribs…will heal swiftly, and her injury doesn’t indicate or initiate any other health concerns. But if you’re feeling like this is a moment when you need to turn to a Higher Power for help and comfort — well, you’re not alone. Even if prayer isn’t normally your thing, Jewish tradition makes it easy. Try these… >> Read More
Between the Ruth Bader Ginsburg movies, action figures, books, and costumes, we're officially dubbing 2018 as The Year of RBG. And with less than two months left in this (insane) year, tributes to…the iconic Supreme Court Justice are rolling out full force. The latest addition to the shrine? A Hamilton-inspired rap music video. Jewish comedian Mia Weinberger's new song "The Notorious RGB" sets the story of Ginsburg's road to success to music — and it's just as educational as it is entertaining. "How does the master of law,… >> Read More
Here's some happy news: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's grandson, Paul, got married on Friday, October 27. The officiant? None other than the Notorious RBG herself. The location? The Supreme Court, in…Washington D.C. Because if your grandma is a Supreme Court Justice, why wouldn't she officiate your wedding at the freakin' Supreme Court!? Paul, 32, married Francesca Sarah Toich, 37. The couple, both actors, met in Venice met performing in "The Merchant of Venice," a Shakespeare play that deals with anti-Semitism. The full details, per The New York Times: "The… >> Read More
The most surprising thing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's biographer learned about the Supreme Court Justice has nothing to do with law, the courts, or even her intense workouts.
Jane Sherron De Hart,…author of the new book Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, told Kveller that the most unexpected thing she learned about Ginsburg was her unique parenting style. Yes, really! "One form of discipline she used when her children misbehaved was to make them write an essay," De Hart says. "And then she would make them re-write it… >> Read More