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Tombstone of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in Arlington National Cemetery

Tombstone of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in Arlington National Cemetery

September 13, 2021

(September 13, 2021 / JNS) The tombstone of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was unveiled days before the first anniversary of her death on Sept. 18. The grave marker was revealed over the weekend...

A portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by St. Louis Jewish artist Sherry Salant. Her work, along with 10 other local artists, is now featured at West County Center. Each artist created a piece depicting their interpretation of the Center’s trademark Dove symbol and the public can vote for their favorite through Sept. 30. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pursuer of Justice

Jewish Light Editorial September 24, 2020

It might be tempting for Jews, who were among the millions that saw U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an American hero, to point to the Yiddish proverb, “Der mentsh trakht, un got lakht (man thinks and God laughs)” when considering...

Keep the Church-State Wall Strong

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL May 30, 2018

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last summer in favor of a mid-Missouri church that sought public funds to pay for a safer playground, it was clear that the often blurry line between church and state was going to be debated and defined yet again. A...

Rigo, an 18 year old from Mexico, spoke during a press conference Monday, Feb. 27 at Central Reform Congregation to advocate for Dreamers, the name often used to described undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children.  Photo: Eric Berger

Clergy urge action on ‘Dreamers’

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Rigo is an 18 year old from Mexico who entered the country illegally with his mother as a small child. Shortly before an event Monday at Central Reform Congregation, he received a letter informing him that he could renew his application for Deferred Action...

Epstein (far right) is shown with some of Israel’s Supreme Court justices in Jerusalem. Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University. 

Washington University professor pioneers data-driven legal system research

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 13, 2016

Lee Epstein, a Washington University professor, has spent time analyzing and comparing the United States and Israeli legal systems. Among her less important conclusions is that Israel’s judges are a “little more relaxed” in their attire.Epstein,...

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