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Kibbutz tweaks its name to honor late U.S. judge Ginsburg

Ramat Hashofet in northern Israel changes its name for a week in honor of the Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice who passed away last week after a long battle with cancer

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Published: 09.22.20 , 22:33
An Israeli kibbutz has changed its name to honor the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a weeklong tribute to the Jewish American judge.
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  • Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet, or The Judge’s Heights, was founded in 1941 and is named after Julian Mack, co-founder of the law review at Harvard Law School and an early supporter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union.
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    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Mack also served as president of the Zionist Organization of America.
    The kibbutz in northern Israel said this week it was temporarily tweaking its name to Ramat Hashofetet. Hebrew is a gendered language and the change turns the word judge female.
    Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
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    The kibbutz's logo using its temporary new name, Kibbutz Ramat Hashofetet, in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'We salute Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020 and are changing the kibbutz’ name for one week only'
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    The kibbutz’ Facebook page was adorned with a banner of its new name beneath a picture of Ginsburg. “We salute Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 1933-2020 and are changing the kibbutz’ name for one week only,” the picture read.
    Elad Tesler, a kibbutz member, wrote on Facebook that the idea came from kibbutz dwellers who were honoring “an American Supreme Court justice, a Jew, a champion of human rights in general and of women’s rights specifically. An inspiring, brave woman.”
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