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Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (screengrab)

The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.

“On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died,” the HuffPost reported. “People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night.”

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While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.

It was also noted by Ginsburg friend Nina Totenberg.

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WATCH: Former Trump voters explain what sent them over the edge — and got them to back Biden

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Trump’s strategy against Joe Biden and the coronavirus is to increasingly accept defeat: columnist

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"One seeks to replay the last campaign, portraying Joe Biden as the embodiment of a failed establishment (hence all the references to his 47 years in Washington) who will sell out American interests to China as soon as he’s back in power," he writes.

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Trump declared war on mail-in voting — he ended up shooting himself in the foot

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As much as he may publicly deny it, Trump knows he's unpopular and cannot win a free and fair election. So he has determined that the best way to hang onto power is to keep as many Americans from voting as possible. Since nearly the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump has been waging war against mail-in ballots, which many millions of Americans are using this year in order to avoid crowded and unsafe polling places.

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