Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends Amos Oz memorial in Washington DC

Natalie Portman addresses event via video.

April 2, 2019 10:19
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Fania Oz-Salzberger on Sunday

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Fania Oz-Salzberger on Sunday. (photo credit: DANNIELLE BLUMENTHAL)


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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a memorial in Washington on Sunday afternoon for the late Israeli author Amos Oz.

Oz’s daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, posted a photo of herself and Ginsburg on Twitter on Sunday evening.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg did us the honor of attending the Amos Oz memorial event at @templesinaito today,” Oz-Salzberger wrote. “A very moving day.”

The event was held at Temple Sinai in Washington, in cooperation with a range of left-wing Jewish organizations, including the New Israel Fund, Americans for Peace Now and J Street.

“Thank YOU, @jstreetdotorg and @TempleSinaiDC and all other partners & friends, for commemorating my father so beautifully,” Oz-Salzberger wrote. “Together we shall make his memory a true blessing.”

J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami spoke at the memorial, as did New York Times columnist Roger Cohen and Oz-Salzberger.
Actress Natalie Portman delivered remarks via video.

“Amos Oz was to me the ideological father or perhaps brother that I never had,” Ben-Ami said on Sunday.

“We shared much in terms of the journeys that we went through in our families and in our thinking... The best way I can think of to honor the legacy and the memory of the man who inspired me so deeply, is not just to celebrate the clarity of the values for which he stood, but to commit to fight for them now that he is no longer here.”

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