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Mandy Patinkin blows shofar in TV tribute to RBG’s dying wish

‘Let it be heard throughout the land,’ Jewish TV star says before drawing ‘tekiyah’ in honor of former Supreme Court justice’s ‘fervent wish’ for Trump not to pick her replacement

Mandy Patinkin blows a shofar next to his wife Kathryn Grody on MSNBC. (Screen capture: Twitter)
Mandy Patinkin blows a shofar next to his wife Kathryn Grody on MSNBC. (Screen capture: Twitter)

JTA — For Mandy Patinkin, blowing the shofar on TV was his way to help Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish be heard.

Ginsburg had told her family shortly before she passed away on Friday that it was her “fervent wish” that she not be replaced until there is a new president.

Patinkin was appearing Sunday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, on the MSNBC show “The Week with Joshua Johnson” with his wife, actress Kathryn Grody, to discuss their get-out-the-vote efforts in the November 3 elections when Grody noted Ginsburg’s wish.

“And I want her wish to be heard, so I will blow the shofar for her,” Patinkin said.

He then blew a long and clear “tekiyah” in honor of the Supreme Court justice.

“So now her wish will be heard,” the actor said, “and let it be heard throughout the land.”

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