Author Archives: Elise "Ronan"

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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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Update: Antisemitism is now cool

If you have been following the latest in the Adventures in Antisemitism in the US Congress, you will know that Rep. Ilhan Omar has spouted some more Jew-hating tropes. It also appears that her statements have not been condemned in … Continue reading

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You don’t have to thank someone for a non-apology

Something is wrong with this generation of activists. They hear antisemitism and what do they do? They demand an apology from the antisemite, not because of the evil they espouse,  but because they “hurt their feelings.” Now don’t get me … Continue reading

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On Words: Sadness versus Depression

Sadness. I have been thinking about this word for the last few days. You see I attended a funeral the other day, and while funerals can be the recognition of a life well lived, they also envelope you in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antisemitism, Here and Now by Deborah Lipstadt

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I have read tomes about antisemitism. Books that attempted to encapsulate the reasons for, and provide an understanding of this oldest of hatred. There is the psychological angle, the historical angle, the sociological angle, the political and religious perspective. But … Continue reading

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Lifestyle: Choose Kindness

I have been absent lately. That is true. In fact, I have been absent in more ways than one and I am not totally certain as to why that was. Whether I chose NOT to write, NOT to read for … Continue reading

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