Appreciate Jewish trailblazers like Justice Louis Brandeis who, as the first Jew confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice, broke through the glass ceiling, opening the door for other Jewish Justices to follow him to the Court.

Key disputes and disagreements that are not resolved or adjudicated by the lower courts sometimes make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the fifth chapter of Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers that Jews around the world will study this Shabbat, we are taught that when there is “a dispute for the sake of Heaven, there will be a constructive outcome; but one that is not for the sake of heaven, will not have a constructive outcome.” To learn more and appreciate examples of each scenario, study Pirkei Avot this Shabbat.

Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing the 5th chapter of Pirkei Avot on Friday afternoon if you plan to read them on Shabbat.