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  • Come, Make a MOVIE with me

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 7, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    What is the meaning of life? Why are we all here? Is there purpose to our existence at all?  Human beings have been asking these questions since the beginning of time.  Geeze, I ask this question to myself EVERY day.  In Victor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, he is quoted by... read on

  • Taking Back Our Souls, A response to sexual abuse

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 21, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    I have been getting many texts and emails asking me to weigh in on the latest New York Times article entitled, ‘Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own’, regarding the reports of horrific sexual abuse cases that have gone ignored or have been swept under the rug by religious leaders in... read on

  • “The Defriender”, a short film in honors of mother’s day

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 11, 2012 | 11:21 am

    This Mother’s day wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t find a way to scoff at the hilarious and ridiculous social age that we live in that causes mothers and their children un-needed and sometimes impossible conflicts.  Today we have texting, emails, and now facebook, a social media... read on

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  • A Yom Hashoah Tribute, What should we really remember on this day?

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 19, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    I walked in to an apartment not really knowing what to expect.  A tall woman with high cheekbones and kind eyes greeted me at the door. Although I had never met her before, she was hardly a stranger. Paintings of little girls in vibrant colorful worlds holding the pain of visions... read on

  • “Upside Down” ........breaking free from the Shackles

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 4, 2012 | 4:32 pm



    Quiet the volume and listen to the noise
    Underneath the veins of the city that’s alive
    art cries through the mouths of starving folk
    songs cry through the vocals pleading hope

    Time is running, running, running
    and the trains are coming, coming, coming

    And we wait... read on

  • Dr. Phil & America’s Fascination with Chassidic Women

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 4, 2012 | 2:27 pm

    I was invited to attend the Dr. Phil show last week to offer commentary on their feature story about a young and beautiful woman who had a tale of unsettling circumstances in regard to her Chassidic background.  As the Dr. Phil show unfolded, I listened intently to a young woman... read on

  • Innocent Flesh, Not so Innocent

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 27, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    When Kenyetta Lethridge wrote the play “Innocent Flesh”, I doubt she even realized the strong and gripping impact it would have on her audience.  After playing in Los Angeles for several months, it is now set to be featured in New York City off Broadway as well.  With a bare... 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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