Zioness — As Zionesses all over the country sat down to celebrate a new year, with new hopes and dreams, and new opportunities, we heard the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman on the Court, passed away at 87. She was a tireless fighter for equity and equality, overcoming decades of sexism and discrimination to claim her seat on the bench, and always using her voice and her power to protect the most marginalized. RBG was our ultimate hero: a champion of women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, racial justice and voter protection. She frequently and famously described the intrinsic relationship between her Jewish identity and her determination in the pursuit of justice. She was a true Zioness to her very core.