Jewish Journal

Science Fair Hell

By Chava Tombosky

April 11, 2010 | 6:21 pm

The time has come where my children are scheduled for yet ANOTHER science fair.  Another hundred bucks at Michael’s spent. Another series of fighting with them to tackle their boards with... read on

  • What Seder Means To Me…... By, Mordy Tombosky (13)

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 25, 2010 | 9:58 pm

    The following is an essay my 13 year old son wrote for his D’var Torah he handed in this week in his eighth grade class.  I really liked it and thought you would all enjoy reading a child’s perspective on his own experience of what Passover means to him. 

                     ... read on

  • Bread Trumps All

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 25, 2010 | 9:21 am

    I’m dog sitting my brother’s dog while he’s on vacation in Cancun for Passover. This is a big deal because I don’t do dogs.  I bought him this dog cause HE wanted it, and I guess that’s why I got stuck with babysitting privileges. 

    Here’s the catch with watching a dog... read on


    By Chava Tombosky

    March 24, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    Here’s a question I received from my dear friend and fellow reader:

    Q: So, tell me, what am i supposed to learn from Passover? How does it apply to my unorthodox life? The holidays fill me with confusion.

    Do I answer this question with a Pollyannish response?  It’s blissful, and... read on

  • Today’s Greed Is Just A Lick Away

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 23, 2010 | 4:51 pm

    Today I checked Google for inspiration. Here’s what comes up as the latest and greatest interests of our world today:
    1. A trader at London office of hedge fund is among those arrested in what authorities describe as a massive insider-trading scheme. The founder’s name? Louis Moore... read on

  • “Momentary Pleasure”

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    We have become a world filled with the expectations of getting all that we want in a moment.  Recently I spent the day with an eighty seven year old World War 2 vet. He had no idea what text messaging or internet was at all.  He thinks the world still operates on rotary telephones... read on

  • Friday Food Day…...Converting Our Conscience

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 19, 2010 | 6:47 pm

    This week’s Friday Food Day is dedicated to a dear friend who took her last step into becoming a Jewess.  She took her final dip in the Mikvah, promised to die for the Torah, swear to send her kids to Jewish day school, and never celebrate Halloween again.  No more cheeseburgers,... read on

  • O.C.D Passover Cleaning

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 18, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    Recently a friend called to tell me her housekeeper mistakenly dumped all her hanging clothes on her bed and attempted to wash the walls of her closet in an effort to help clean her house for Passover.  It reminded me of a saying my mother-in-law reiterates every year before this... read on

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