In keeping with Jewish practice, there was no public viewing of her body and, apparently, no embalming.
As I reflect on that most memorable time in light of the justice’s passing, there was a painful irony hovering over that ceremony.
Trump has said he would announce on Saturday his choice to replace Ginsburg, the liberal icon who died on Sept. 18.
"She changed the course of American law. And even when her views did not prevail, she still fought," Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt said.
RBG became a moral icon, held up as a beacon of sagacity, fierce femininity and strident commitment to progressive justice.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: Throughout her life, then, and in all respects, RBG followed in the original Ruth’s footsteps; in all respects, that is, except one.
“She had a sense of humor and a real sparkle to her.”
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt of Adas Israel, a Conservative congregation in Washington, opened the memorial at the court with a Jewish service.
The collar and a signed copy of the late Supreme Court justice’s autobiography will be part of the new core exhibition set to open in December.