Memories and Stories of RBG on What Would Have Been her 89th Birthday with Nina Totenberg and Nadine Epstein
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s birthday was March 15th. To remember her, NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, author of the forthcoming book Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships, and Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein, author of RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, will share their memories of the late Supreme Court Justice and discuss her legacy.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Inspired by Great Women of the Past, Was a Generous Mentor of Younger Women
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “on a Jewish journey” as she and Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein worked together on the newly released book, RBG’s Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, Epstein said in an online conversation Tuesday with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, who knew the justice and officiated at her funeral.
Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein, author of RBG’s Brave & Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, is in conversation about the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her favorite female Jewish role models with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, the Washington DC rabbi who was friends with Justice Ginsburg and officiated at her funeral.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died a year ago on September 18, 2021. Her death shook the nation, and it shook me. We were in the middle of collaborating on a book together.
Just as the remarkable life she lived, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, sparked a mix of awe, appreciation and political controversy. And the coming days will provide much of the same: a celebration of the life of a trailblazing legal giant who served for many as the nation’s moral compass, and at the same time, a fierce partisan battle over the appropriate timing of choosing Bader Ginsburg’s successor.