I get it. People are going to forget my needs.

They will forget that suddenly raising the volume on the music is incredibly painful for me.

They will forget that loud music with a base frequency will overload my system so badly that my vision goes white and my mind…


Dear Stranger,

In January of 2019, I saw you look at me with a haunted expression, laced with fear, trauma, and memories that seemed too fresh. You looked away quickly, but I noticed it.

I had been getting a lot of stares in the last two days, as I had…


Me, on my third class with Raz Chen on January 18th, 2018.

So I’ve been moping a lot lately. I’m surprised no one has thrown me into the nearest body of water.

I’m on zero sleep, and I’m so depressed.

So I left work early (I can finish tonight in…


I am a nightmare before my birthday. I spent the month of January freaking out that I haven’t achieved enough and am an underachiever and a failure and OLD. I mourn my lost youth and am a general crying mess.

I need to pay tribute to my friend Mackenzie, who…


To continue the musings in my previous article on revenge, I remembered a story from many years ago.

In 2016, I was walking home on a Friday, having just been returning books to the library. As I walk, I see an elderly woman trying to get downstairs, carrying groceries.

I…


To my Krav Maga Girls

In response to this brilliant Ju-Jitsu article, I wrote one for Krav Maga.

Don’t date a female Krav Maga practitioner if you aren’t prepared for a strong woman. …


Seven years ago today, was my most serious suicide attempt. It was the second of four, but it was the one that came the closest. In those moments, deaths felt like the best possible option.

Now, all those years later, as I celebrate a milestone birthday and freak out about…


So yesterday, I was alerted to the fact that some users on Quora had decided to post hate-speech about me personally, calling me a “little Zionist bitch” and wanting me to be scared.

Modern-Day Maccabees

Scared? Gentlemen, (and I use the term loosely) you don’t have me scared at all. Duck walks…


My instructor Raz Chen educated me on the principle of a strong foundation. He taught me to think of Krav Maga as a pyramid. If you have a good base, you can build a very big pyramid. If you have a very weak base, your entire structure falls apart.

When…


So, my wish from yesterday came true. I had hoped for it to be a short period of black depression, and after seven hours, I finally could see blue again.

It is a beautiful duality that what hurts us can also be what heals us. Blot clots kill 100,000 Americans…

Elke Weiss

Writer, lawyer, Kravist, friend

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