• Judith Zucker, LCSW

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Quest for Equality

The loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought an overlay of sadness to our country, a country already steeped in sadness.


Her death symbolizes a pause in the efforts of all those who have been working to finally bring equality to humanity - women, people of color, immigrants, disabled people, and more.


Why would equality for humanity be such a challenge? But it is.


Justice Ginsburg identified that challenge and spoke her truth with every case she read, reviewed, or wrote about. She was brilliant in her eloquence about being fair and respectful to people who needed to be acknowledged in a sea of people who blocked their way.


Her research and dedication, her intentional choice of language and her calm delivery uplifted and saved individuals from being invisible in their plight.


The void she leaves is huge. How lucky we were to have been the recipients of her mind and her heart.

There is a Jewish concept that has been passed down through generations. Someone who passes away on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is called a “tzadik”; a righteous person.


She brought light and hope to each of us.


May her name be for a blessing.


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