Author Archives: Elise "Ronan"

About Elise "Ronan"

#EnoughIsEnough #RenegadeJew... Life-hacks, book reviews, essayist...

Celebrating an Inclusive Holiday Season

My latest blog at Born Dancing:   What to give to a child with a disability? What to give to a parent of this child? Should you ignore the disability and give generic toys, or should you give something that … Continue reading

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On Words: From the river to the sea…

Words have meaning. Simply saying them without thinking doesn’t excuse you from their implications. And if you say them, then gaslight the public, accusing the majority of people of being racist, ignorant, or undermining your point, instead of apologizing and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Suspicion of Silver by P.F. Chisholm

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Picking up where her last foray into the world of Elizabethan intrigue had left us, in A Clash of Spheres, P. F. Chisholm takes us on the hunt for the assassins who tried to murder King James I. Our courtier, … Continue reading

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On Words: Toxic

Oxford has announced the word of the year for 2018: toxic. It really comes as no surprise. Whether society is talking about toxic masculinity or toxic politics, there is an overabundance of malignant social discourse that abounds in the world … Continue reading

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I am not hurt, pained or sad. I am disgusted.

My latest up at the Times of Israel.   Perhaps it is because growing up I had seen Jewish American women need an armed escort out of the UN Women’s Conference in Mexico, or having lived through the time when … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jewish God Question by Andrew Pessin

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The Jewish God Question is a lovely uncomplicated look at Jewish philosophy over thousands of years. The author, academic Andrew Pessin, has created  a treat for anyone who takes seriously not only the Jewish past, but the Jewish future. Philosophers … Continue reading

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I am Not Afraid. I am Enraged.

My latest blog  at Times of Israel: In a post, some weeks ago, I lamented that “They will first come for us because we are Jews.” That our political machinations aside, the world does not see that we are a … Continue reading

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