Ruth Bader Ginsburg releases feminist take on the Passover story

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka the Notorious RBG) is already a women’s rights hero to many, and now she’s solidified her reputation by releasing a feminist take on the Passover narrative. Together with D.C. rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, she released the short essay “The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover” this week, which focuses on the five women at the heart of the Exodus story. “These women had a vision leading out of the darkness shrouding their world. They were women of action, prepared to defy authority to make their vision a reality bathed in the light of the day” the essay reads. This retelling of how the Israelites emancipated themselves from slavery in Egypt is part of a series of essays by prominent leaders, put together by the humanitarian group, the American Jewish World Service, and intended to be used at the seder, the ritual meal at the heart of Passover.

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