In Jewish tradition, a Tzaddik is someone who dies on Rosh Hashanah and is “a person of great righteousness” (the quality of being morally right or justifiable).

At the beginning of the Jewish celebration known as Rosh Hashanah, shofars are blown outdoors in many communities, signalling the start of the Jewish celebration. And that night in 2020, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, of the Supreme Court of the United States, faithful adherent of Judaism, died.

Tzaddick. I think this fits RBG well. How she is missed – particularly recently with the way the Supreme Court dealt with the issue of abortion.

Rosh Hashanah begins this year, today. May those who are marking Rosh Hashanah at this time, discover a new sense of possibility, a new belief in hope that RBG’s legacy will not end, and a renewed commitment to their beliefs and dreams. And may she, of blessed memory, be lovingly remembered and respected by people of all nationalities, religions, political beliefs.

May this be a blessed Rosh Hashanah for all who mark this Jewish festival.