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RBG’s signature collar and book join Museum of Jewish People

US Supreme Court justice donated the items to Tel Aviv institution months before her death

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The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her signature lace jabot, one of which was donated by Ginsburg before her death to Tel Aviv's Museum of the Jewish People (Courtesy Supreme Court of the United States)
The late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her signature lace jabot, one of which was donated by Ginsburg before her death to Tel Aviv's Museum of the Jewish People (Courtesy Supreme Court of the United States)

Visitors to Tel Aviv University’s Museum of the Jewish People will behold a small memento of the renowned and beloved late US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this winter.

The Jewish jurist donated one of her trademark white lace jabot collars and a signed copy of her autobiography, “My Own Words,” to a new exhibit opening in December, the New York Daily News reported.

The objects will be featured in the museum’s main exhibition to honor the legendary liberal justice, who died earlier this month of complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, at the age of 87.

The museum, formally known as The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot, aims to tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people, connecting Jews to their roots and their personal and collective Jewish identity.

Earlier this year, the museum inducted Ginsburg into its “Heroes — Trailblazers of the Jewish People” exhibit, featuring scientists, intellectuals, revolutionaries, cultural figures and athletes.

Ginsburg joined fellow US Justice Louis Brandeis, along with fellow Brooklynites Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand, in the museum’s honor roll.

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