Jewish Journal


By Chava Tombosky

July 30, 2010 | 2:26 am

How does one measure a life? Is it the good people that one has left behind? Is it the kind deeds they have done in their lifetime? Is it the amount of things a person has acquired? For the... read on

  • How To Teach Your Kids To Fly

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 14, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    My kids and I regularly discuss philosophy and metaphorically inspired concepts during carpool.  I find it easier to infuse these small budding minds with a little culture and inspiration while they’re trapped by a seat belt in a spellbound trance imparted from the monotony of a... read on

  • The Best Advice is from our Elders

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 12, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    My grandfather has always been the most loyal friend. Since he was in grammar school, he has literally kept those same friends in his life through adulthood. Over the years, many have passed away making him very emotional over losing his confidants, and close buddies to old age and... read on

  • “What’s it like Having a grandpa that looks like Brad Pitt at age 90?”

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 12, 2010 | 6:05 pm

    Yesterday my Grandpa Ritchie turned 90 years old. He’s always been a virile and strikingly handsome man.  His vanity has been a source of laughter and inspiration for all of us. So much so, that he never allowed us to call him “Zaidy” (the Yiddish word for Grandpa) cause he... read on

  • PMS, it don’t stand for “Peeved Mother Suffering” for nothing

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 9, 2010 | 2:05 am

    I’m totally okay with admitting that I have had a serious case of angry PMS for the past 6 days. Not only am I okay with admitting it, I have worked on getting help, and am ready to even accept the consequences of writing this quite opened essay about my nasty rage that arrives once... read on

  • Get My Son A Stylist

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 7, 2010 | 11:29 pm

    My eldest son wears a sweatshirt every day. Maybe he’s cold, maybe he hates his figure, or maybe he just likes the comfort of some old ratty jacket. Either way, I’ve told him that I refuse to buy him another one. It’s time he looks normal, and stops hiding in a big ugly... read on

  • Before and After PART 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 7, 2010 | 11:14 pm

  • Before and After

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 7, 2010 | 11:12 pm