Elaine Rosenberg Miller


How many of the North American black and white scarfed chanting protestors invading crowded New York City subway cars and Toronto Jewish neighborhoods have actually been in Gaza?

We’ll wait.

They dress in black shirts, pants and face mask headgear (“All the cool kids are wearing balaclavas”’ Vogue), sport large sunglasses and block traffic.

“Zionist!” they scream.

“Baby killer!”

”Zionist baby killer!’

“Dirty Zonist rat!”

When opposed, they race forward, iPhones outstretched, resembling medieval jousters and their lances.

“Thank you! Thank you for coming” deadpans a local resident, infuriating a Ray-Banned harpy and causing her to explode with “F-bombs”.

Today’s keffiyeh is yesterday’s Hillary pink hats and foam vaginas.

Tomorrow, Heather will probably return to University of Toronto, daydreaming of her secret life as a ninja wanna-be, She may even be Jewish herself. This is her effort at 1) avenging herself against her parents who didn’t get the Kardashian hair and make-up person she wanted for her bat mitzvah or 2) identifying with her parents, fresh from their own costumed protests against fossil fuels.

About the Author
Elaine Rosenberg Miller writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites, domestically and abroad, including JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, THE BANGALORE REVIEW, THE FORWARD, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE JEWISH PRESS. Her books,, FISHING IN THE INTERCOASTAL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, THE CHINESE JEW. THE TRUST and PALMBEACHTOWN are available on Amazon and Kindle.