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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.... 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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