The other night, as a part of Juneau’s Social Justice Movie Club, which is organized by the incomparable Catherine Hatch, I watched the 2018 RBG documentary. For those unaware, RBG stands for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist legal icon and long-serving associate justice on the US Supreme Court, who passed away last week.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about Ginsburg’s pre-SCOTUS history before watching this film, and I’d recommend it to anyone. But it started with a tale that felt very familiar to me. Maybe not in its exact details, but certainly in its narrative. I think a lot of Jews who trace part…