Over the past few weeks, the Supreme Court has steadily published dozens of opinions on a range of issues affecting the United States. Now, as the end of the term approaches, the future of our democracy, LGBTQ+ rights, and affirmative action are on the line. Here are three upcoming Supreme Court decisions you should know about.
Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
With so much at stake, including the integrity of our democratic institutions, Reform Jewish activists showed up in record numbers to make sure every voice was heard, and every vote was counted.
I read a quote today by Sy Smith that said, "Black people in the U.S. are expected to keep on keeping on, no matter what..."
As a Black woman, a Jew, an American, and a human being, April 7, 2022, is a day that I will always remember. I will remember it for the historic event that it was: the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.
On Passover, we recount the Ten Plagues that were put upon the Egyptian people. While acknowledging the ancient plagues, we invite you to also incorporate into your Seder an accounting of some of the "plagues" and injustices that afflict our present-day society.