Israeli leaders on Sunday mourned the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praising her as a champion of justice and a leader who proudly accepted the influence her Jewish faith had on her.
“I join the American people in mourning the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the great judicial leaders of our time,” tweeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “She was proud of her Jewish heritage and the Jewish people will always be proud of her.”
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin tweeted that he was “mourning the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a passionate champion of justice, democracy and equality under the law, inspired by the moral imperative: Justice, justice shall you pursue,” quoting the biblical precept from the book of Deuteronomy that deals with the appointment of judges.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz tweeted that Ginsburg “paved the way for women in the United States and around the entire world, and managed to change the reality for women through the system — with wisdom, determination, and composure.”
“The imprint and legacy for equality and liberal values will remain for many years after her death,” Gantz said.