Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes rare public appearance at Amos Oz memorial event


(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended a memorial in Washington, D.C., for the late Israeli author Amos Oz, making a rare public appearance.

Ginsburg, 86, has been recovering from cancer surgery. She did not make any public statements at the event Sunday at Temple Sinai.

Several Jewish organizations including the New Israel Fund, Americans for Peace Now and J Street co-sponsored the memorial.

The author’s daughter Faina Oz-Salzberger tweeted a photo of her and Ginsburg, who reportedly told Oz-Saltzberger that she attended the event because she is a fan of Oz’s writing.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg did us the honor of attending the Amos Oz memorial event at @templesinaito today. A very moving day,” Oz-Salzberger tweeted.

Speakers included Oz-Salzberger; J Street’s Jeremy Ben-Ami; New York Times columnist Roger Cohen; and American-Israeli actress and director Natalie Portman.

Oz died in December at the age of 79 following a battle with cancer.

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