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Siberia Revisited

By Chava Tombosky

January 24, 2010 | 11:13 pm

This morning after a week of rain, I awoke to the sun sneaking into my room leaking through the window and blinding my right eye.  I perked up. (I never actually perk in the morning- more... read on

  • Friday Food Days Part 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 22, 2010 | 4:58 pm

    This week, I’m keepin’ it simple, since I don’t have that many guests.  Here’s the menu, for those of you looking for ideas.  I have SLAVED all day.  And if you are not celebrating Friday night, of course you are invited.

    -Home made Challah- (probably gonna make the cracked wheat... read on

  • Miraculous Conception

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 22, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    In the movie “Religulous” with Bill Maher, he questions the reality of seen miracles. At one point he challenges a self-proclaimed believer by asking him if he’s ever seen a real miracle.

    Even I was baffled after hearing the “believer’s” example of his self-witnessed... read on

  • Sarcasm’s Gonna Cost You

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 21, 2010 | 12:20 am

    Listening to the radio this morning, Ryan Seacrest announces a site that has created a brand new text punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm.  With the ever growing text-talking communication system in place, it appears many fights have ensued, many friendships have broken up, many... read on

  • A Blessed Fifteen Years

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 20, 2010 | 5:07 pm

    **Today I am married fifteen years. That’s more than a decade! As my cousin Valerie reminded us, it is “half a lifetime.”  Fifteen years is half of thirty. It is five years away from twenty!  (incase you can’t add) It is a HUGE number.

    The last time I remember feeling... read on

  • Fundraisers are Fun! - Really. They are.

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 19, 2010 | 4:00 am

    Being the wife of a Rabbi who has run several organizations over the years, I have become a professional fundraiser attendee.  I collect place cards.  I have perfected my crudités schmoozing lingo.  Usually I start with a- “So where are you from?” sort of question. “Where did... read on

  • Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 18, 2010 | 12:18 pm

    A young woman in her early twenty’s recently admitted to me her struggle in seeing her future. She has yet to figure out her calling. She is a beautiful young woman who is in the course of trying to decipher what step to take next with her life. She said this sentence that I... read on

  • A Real Woman’s Workout

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 17, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    Sundays are the hardest days for me to squeeze in my work out as I wrestle with wanting to lie in bed that extra tempting hour since carpool is not an issue and the thought of a big leisure breakfast is the only desire that permeates.
    So I went online to gain a little inspiration. ... read on

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My Big Fat Jewish life blog is featured in The Huffington Post and The Algemeiner Journal as well as The Jewish Journal. Chava has also written for Farbrengen Magazine, Soul...

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