Israel’s Supreme Court chief says Ginsburg’s legacy will impact many generations

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut expresses “deep sorrow” for the passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In a statement, Hayut says Ginsburg “was a groundbreaking jurist and a source of inspiration for jurists the world over.”

Noting Ginsburg’s visit to Israel in 2018, Hayut said a lunch held with Ginsburg and Israeli Supreme Court justices past and present was “an unforgettable even.”

From left to right: Former Supreme Court judges Miriam Naor and Esther Hayut; co-founder and chairman of Genesis Prize Foundation Stan Polovets; Supreme Court Justice and Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; and former presidents of the Israeli Supreme Court, Aaron Barak and Dorit Beinich, at the Genesis Award ceremony in Tel Aviv, July 4, 2018. (Eran Lamm/Lens Productions)

“A truly great person is one whose work touches many publics and crosses generations and groups,” she says. “I have no doubt the legacy of this great woman and judge, and the fruits of her work, will continue to be with us all for many generations to come.”

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