During the last year of her life, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with “Moment” editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein to discuss the Jewish women she found inspiring. In Epstein’s new intergenerational book RBG’s Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, she profiles the women Ginsburg identified and reflects on each of their stories. The trailblazers in the book, like Ginsburg herself, each fought to forge a better world rather than accepting it as it was.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage and “Moment” magazine program celebrates “RBG’s Brave and Brilliant Women,” featuring Epstein in conversation with author and journalist Abigail Pogrebin.
Watch the program below.
Learn More About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Jane Sherron de Hart launched the book tour of her new biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Museum in 2018. The author’s comprehensive look at the “notorious” Justice’s life—a book 15 years in the making—was written with the cooperation of RBG herself and is the result of comprehensive interviews with her husband, children, friends, and associates. Learn more about the book in this Museum program.
Hear from Other Extraordinary Jewish Women
Before she was an international fashion icon and a member of the TIME 100, Diane von Furstenberg was a young girl growing up with parents who had just survived the Holocaust. Her father escaped the Nazis in Switzerland. Her mother fought the Nazis as a member of the resistance until she was captured and sent to Auschwitz. In this Museum program, Von Furstenberg discusses her identity as the daughter of survivors and how it has informed her remarkable career at the helm of one of the world’s most recognizable brands.
Watch Nadine Epstein Interview Dr. Ruth and Tovah Feldshuh
In December, Nadine interviewed Dr. Ruth Westheimer about her life and career, alongside Tovah Feldshuh, who played her in Becoming Dr. Ruth at the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall. Watch the full interview here.