Earlier this month, our nation lost a paragon of justice with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The second woman to sit on the court, a proud Jewish American, the daughter of immigrants — she epitomized the American dream, and fought earnestly to ensure others were granted the same opportunities. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast, we’ll reflect on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy, and the future of the Court.

No reflection on the legacy of Justice Ginsburg would be remotely complete without speaking to her advocacy for women’s rights and religious minorities. Jody Rabhan, chief policy officer with the National Council of Jewish Women, will join Rev. Welton Gaddy, host of State of Belief, to discuss the late justice’s impact and how her organization is continuing her work.

It is unsurprising but still disappointing that the Republican Party has decided to take advantage of this national tragedy by forcing through an extreme conservative nominee before the November election — completely flipping their stance from 2016, when they refused to consider Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination due to it being an election year. Welton will sit down with Dr. Jay Michaelson — a former clerk for Judge Garland — to discuss this outrageous show of hypocrisy from the GOP.

Interfaith Alliance believes that the nomination process for the next Supreme Court justice should be led by the winner of the upcoming election, as was the precedent set in 2016. However, with the administration fast-tracking the process, we have a responsibility to evaluate the chosen nominee’s record and determine whether they will uphold religious freedom for those of all faiths and none. Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance, will speak with Welton about how the organization is doing just that.

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