RBG’s subtle and Jewish resistance explained

I kind of can’t believe this, but I wrote about RBG for the first time. No idea why it took so long!

The other day, Justice Ginsburg once again reminded the world she’s a force to be reckoned with. During an interview with NPR, she said:

“There was a senator — I think it was after the pancreatic cancer — who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. That senator — whose name I’ve forgotten — is now himself dead. And I am very much alive.”

This is not only an incredibly badass clapback, it invokes a specifically Jewish form of resistance, something I highlighted on Twitter:

Steph Black on Twitter

I am very much alive” I love this. It’s also a deeply Jewish sentiment, “Mir veln zey iberlebn, iberlebn, iberlebn,” means “We will outlive them.” This was a Yiddish song of resistance born out of Nazi violence in Poland. https://t.co/pM9gTMHdy7

Read my latest for Alma on the full meaning behind these words and the history behind them here:

The Quiet, Jewish Resistance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Wednesday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us a powerful reminder that she’s not going anywhere. In an interview with NPR, the Jewish Justice recalled a striking moment she had with the late Republican Senator Jim Bunning.

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