Author Archives: Elise "Ronan"

About Elise "Ronan"

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

Book Review: How to Fight Anti-Semitism by Bari Weiss

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Last week was an interesting time to be a Jewish-American. Between the backbiting, name calling and posturing known as international and domestic politics,  somehow we became the Hill on which everyone chose to die. We, the  descendants of the tribe … Continue reading

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What I owe my ancestors, and my sons

I’m going to let you all in on a secret. I don’t fast, not during the Fast of Tammuz, or even on Yom Kippur. I know a shanda-right? …who do I think I am, not to repent sins and misdeeds; … Continue reading

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#MemorialDay2019

Freedom does not come free…

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Book Review: Speaking for Israel by Aviva Klompas

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Aviva Klompas began her career working within the genteel halls of her national government. The author, incidentally holds a Masters in biology (not exactly an indication of what was to come in her career trajectory),  embraces  her Jewish heritage and … Continue reading

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And now it is my turn…and the joy overwhelmed me

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I decided it was time. My parents gifted my then husband-to-be a tallit as an engagement present. We gifted our sons their tallitot when they became b’nai mitzvah. I decided it was finally time to gift myself a tallit. For … Continue reading

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Remembering That the Elderly Have So Much to Give

One of the more interesting activities in which I participate, is the virtual senior center at Self Help in New York City. This organization, founded as a support for aging Holocaust survivors, and now reaches across all communities in the … Continue reading

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Freedom and the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God

When I hear political candidates rail against the the beauty of the US Constitution, it reminds me that in every generation we are warned, “they will rise up to kill you,” There are always those that wish to take from … Continue reading

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