JTA — For Mandy Patinkin, blowing the shofar on TV was his way to help Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish be heard.
Ginsburg had told her family shortly before she passed away on Friday that it was her “fervent wish” that she not be replaced until there is a new president.
Patinkin was appearing Sept. 20, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, on the MSNBC show “The Week with Joshua Johnson” with his wife, actress Kathryn Grody, to discuss their get-out-the-vote efforts in the November 3 elections when Grody noted Ginsburg’s wish.
“And I want her wish to be heard, so I will blow the shofar for her,” Patinkin said.
He then blew a long and clear “tekiyah” in honor of the Supreme Court justice.
“So now her wish will be heard,” the actor said, “and let it be heard throughout the land.”
— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) September 21, 2020