Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to U.S. Supreme Court bench after fracturing ribs

U.S. Supreme Court Justuce Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 2018. (Ron Sachs/CNP)
U.S. Supreme Court Justuce Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 2018. (Ron Sachs/CNP)

U.S. Supreme Court Justuce Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., Feb. 1, 2018. (Ron Sachs/CNP)

(JTA) – Fans of Ruth Bader Ginsburg can officially exhale.

The Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice and liberal icon was back on the bench Monday, where she heard oral arguments at the start of the court’s December session.

Ginsburg, 85, fell in her office on Nov. 7 and fractured three ribs. The fall set off an alarm on social media among progressives, who are wary of the court’s future under U.S. President Donald Trump.

But Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital the next day and was back at her notoriously vigorous workouts within a week.

According to The Hill, she hasn’t missed a day of oral arguments in her 25 years on the Supreme Court, including after cracking two ribs in 2012.

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U.S. not delaying peace plan over Israeli government turmoil, ambassador to Israel says

U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks on stage on during the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, May 14, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks on stage on during the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, May 14, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, denied reports that the Trump administration is delaying the rollout of its peace plan due to the recent upheaval in Israel’s government.

Friedman also called reports about a high-level meeting last week that included U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the timing of the peace plan “wildly inaccurate” in a statement released Monday that was posted to the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s website. [Read more…]

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Facebook’s Sandberg admits knowledge of firm that fomented anti-Semitism against George Soros

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at Advertising Week in New York, Sept. 27, 2016. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)

Sheryl Sandberg speaking at Advertising Week in New York, Sept. 27, 2016. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)

(JTA) – Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted she was aware of the company’s work with a Republican-led opposition-research company, and said that Facebook did not intend to foment anti-Semitism.

“I want to be clear that I oversee our Comms team and take full responsibility for their work and the PR firms who work with us,” Sandberg said in a statement on the Facebook website on Wednesday evening. [Read more…]

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Man who shoulted ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’ in crowded Baltimore theatre apologizes for insensitivity

(JTA) – The man who shouted “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” from the balcony during intermission of a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore, apologized for his outburst and said the comparison came out wrong.

Anthony M. Derlunas II, 58, caused some members of the audience to panic and flee he Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore on Wednesday night.  They feared an attack similar to one three weeks ago at a synagogue building in Pittsburgh that left 11 worshippers dead. [Read more…]

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French President Emmanuel Macron says he has no intention of officially honouring Nazi collaborator

Emmanuel Macron at a news conference at the Elysee palace in Paris, June 12, 2017. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

Emmanuel Macron at a news conference at the Elysee palace in Paris, June 12, 2017. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) – French President Emmanuel Macron said he had no intention of officially commemorating the deceased Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain after he praised him to reporters.

At a news conference Thursday in the country’s north, he was asked about his comment Wednesday that Petain was a “great soldier.” [Read more…]

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North Carolina congressional candidate has said Jews must accept Jesus as saviour

Mark Harris, centre, addresses the crowd as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Republican Congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 13th district Ted Budd, right, listen at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26, 2018. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
Mark Harris, centre, addresses the crowd as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Republican Congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 13th district Ted Budd, right, listen at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26, 2018. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Mark Harris, centre, addresses the crowd as U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Republican Congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 13th district Ted Budd, right, listen at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 26, 2018. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

(JTA) – A Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in North Carolina said Jews must accept Jesus as their saviour and that Islam is the work of Satan.

Mark Harris, a former pastor, defeated three-term Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger in a May primary and will face Democrat Dan McCready on Tuesday. The race for North Carolina’s 9th District is currently a toss-up, according to CNN. [Read more…]

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Radio ad for Ohio congressional candidate rages about “billionaire Communist Jews”

(JTA) – A candidate for the U.S. Congress in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area is running a radio spot that says TV networks are controlled by “billionaire Communist Jews” and that “anti-American” Jews control the computer election vendors and thus close elections.

The commercials for Jim Condit, Jr. were aired on two local Cincinnati AM radio stations, WLW and WKRC, beginning on Thursday morning, days after the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 worshippers dead. [Read more…]

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