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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