Jody Rabhan is the chief policy officer at National Council of Jewish Women. As head of the organization’s government relations and advocacy work, Jody helps lead the organization’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and plays a key role in mobilizing effective grassroots work on the organization’s issues and campaigns around the country, with a particular focus on judicial nominations; reproductive health, rights, and justice; and voting rights.

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Why People of Faith Should Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

by Jody Rabhan 03-24-2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her nomination as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court March 23, 2021 Ron Sachs / CNP/Sipa USA

Earlier this week, I attended the confirmation hearing of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Outside, spring in the nation’s capital was in full bloom, with cherry blossoms beginning to dot the landscape — signs of hope, growth, and new beginnings echoed in the liberative invitation of many faith traditions’ spring holidays, including Passover, Easter, and Holi. Inside at the hearing, the mood was equally hopeful: Jackson's nomination offers a new beginning — a new direction for the court and our country, and a hope for the future.