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OPERATION NESPRESSO

By Chava Tombosky

January 15, 2010 | 2:02 pm

My latest Kitchen Gadget has changed my life in the most staggering way:


For the past two years I have longed for a serious coffee machine made by Nespresso that u can only buy from... read on

  • Where There Are Tears, There Is Hope

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 13, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    I recently attended a wedding of a dear friend. What made this wedding unlike most was that this was the bride’s second wedding. After living through a tumultuous first marriage, she was blessed to have a redo, a second chance, with a wonderfully sensitive man who compliments her... read on

  • Life’s Little Questions

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 13, 2010 | 8:24 pm

    I’ve decided to post random questions that come to mind in certain typical life situations at least once a week that I hope will give people a chuckle and a little somethin’ to think about. Here are a list of questions that have randomly popped into my head during my latest trip. In... read on

  • Vegan Heaven

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 11, 2010 | 3:58 am

    When you keep a strict Kosher diet you will find any reason to eat out in as many Kosher restaurants you can find.  Keeping kosher means you are willing to drive, fly, or even swim for food.  Yes, you’ve narrowed down your sushi options, but you still don’t have to give up on... read on

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  • “The Beenie Incident”

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 10, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    This Sunday morning is the first day I will venture into taking my youngest son who is seven to little league. This requires commitment of time. This requires lots of carpooling on Sundays. This requires two hundred and twenty five dollars. What’s really unique about this league is... read on

  • Top Ten Secrets to a Good Marriage

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 10, 2010 | 5:37 am

    My favorite thing to do is ask people “What is the secret to your marriage?”  Especially those who have been married thirty plus years.  Here are the top ten answers I’ve gotten over the years:

    1) “We just didn’t die”- Meir Lazarus, married 75 years
    2) “I pretend she... read on

  • “What’s In A Name?”

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 10, 2010 | 5:01 am

    WHAT’S IN A NAME?

    My parents, G-d bless them, gave me six names at birth. They gave me the obligated English name, the much anticipated middle name, the celebrated Hebrew name, and the unrelated Yiddish name. And so, my Ketubah reads: Ava Floryn Chava Tziporah Chaya Feiga Shallman... read on

  • ” UNORTHODOXICALLY ORTHODOX AND WHY I HATE THIS TERM”

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 8, 2010 | 7:42 pm

    We live in a society where first impressions are everything. We immediately size up each person we encounter. We can’t help it.  It’s how we are made according to Malcolm Gladwell, the writer of “Blink”.  But he says we do have the power to change our instincts.

    When you... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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