**This article first appeared in Moxie magazine in 1999.** I waltzed into the crowded Elat kosher market just two hours before doors closed for Passover. It had been years since I lived in Los Angeles or New York, and I had forgotten the feeling of being able to buy everything within my grasp. With the [...]

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Drawing Lines

**This article was first published in Moxie magazine in 2000. In the United States, what we have come to know as "Jewish" encompasses just one subset of the Jewish people - the Ashkenazim, Jews from Northeastern and parts of Northwestern Europe. There are in fact many distinct Jewish communities from around the world. This essay refers [...]

By |2020-07-05T08:09:06+00:00July 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Wellness Toolbox: Tool #1 – CUDDLES!

My life changed a couple decades ago, after I stopped running around trying to get an exact diagnosis for the debilitating chronic pain I was experiencing, and instead, started looking at how to amplify wellness in my life. Eventually, this approach became the cornerstone of the Dancing with Pain® method I developed, and additionally became [...]

By |2020-03-23T03:50:00+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Story behind the Song, “Cancer Is My Engine”

When Iraqis in Pajamas front woman Loolwa Khazzoom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010, she was not simply offered the option of surgery; rather, she was bullied into choosing that option, with one of the doctors telling her, in so many words, that she would die if she did not get surgery, emphasizing, “You can’t [...]

By |2020-01-16T19:49:25+00:00January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parallels between the Cycles of Violence against Women and Jews

I recently offered a music-driven program at the National Women's Studies Association. I was reminded of why I left the feminist movement in particular, and the Left in general - unchecked and rampant racism against Jews. I contemplated the similarities between violence against women and Jews - in particular, in the case of domestic violence, [...]

By |2018-11-13T03:12:55+00:00November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Co-Creating a Happy Life

I want to marry you Not society Not these pre-ordained rituals And scripts And dress codes Just you And me Waking up next to each other Every day Co-creating A Happy Life ©2017 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission  

By |2018-01-29T04:21:56+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All that You Have Lost

You are the calm placid quiet Of death The flatline that comes with Giving up the will to live Lining up your Chicken of the Sea mermaids Like tombstones Where everything is in its proper place In an orderly graveyard You confuse the passion and power of Life With the chaos and instability of our [...]

By |2018-01-29T04:23:56+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog Posts and Articles: What You Need to Know

Here's what you need to know about blog posts and articles: Accessibility As a general rule, once you are brought on board as a regular blogger at a given outlet, you are able to post content without having to go through the editorial process – meaning you can spend more time writing and less time [...]

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