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Letter: A colossal justice

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

One of the most beloved Supreme Court justices in this country has recently passed away. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a colossal talent and a vital pioneer in her chosen field. And, was virtually loved by all.

Mrs. Ginsburg was born Joan Ruth Bader on March 15, 1933 to Nathan and Celia Bader at Beth Moses Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. When her mother learned that there was more than one girl in Ruth’s class by the name of Joan, she requested that her daughter be called Ruth, to avoid any confusion. However, she sadly passed away the day before Mrs. Ginsburg’s high school graduation. She had suffered from cancer. It must have been quite sad for Mrs. Ginsburg to learn that she would never see her mother again.

Although not devout, the Bader family belonged to the East Midwood Jewish Center, a conservative Jewish synagogue, where Mrs. Ginsburg learned the tenets of her Jewish faith, and gained familiarity with the Hebrew language. Mrs. Ginsburg’s mother sin...

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