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  • Welcome Home Gilad Shalit

    By Chava Tombosky

    October 18, 2011 | 1:30 am

    Tonight marks a critical moment in history when the world has taken witness to the preservation of one life for the exchange of mass murderers. We have seen desperate parents fight for their child and the majority of a nation show support to save ONE life despite grave dangers to... read on

  • Its Not Enough to Tweet, You Also Gotta Push Send

    By Chava Tombosky

    October 11, 2011 | 10:46 pm

    Every day we communicate with remote aloofness that creates virtual connections. We tweet, we facebook, we text, I.M, BBM, M&M- woops wrong M. We have figured out how to be inspired through virtual distance. We listen to talk radio, we observe other’s lives on television, and we... read on

  • One Bar Mitzvah, a Funeral and a Wedding

    By Chava Tombosky

    October 3, 2011 | 12:09 am

    I’m not gonna lie… I have wasted Forty billion hours watching Disney channel, which has drilled headaches through my brain,  falsely taught my children lessons that all adults are stupid and had me witness an awful amount of over acting because my kid had surgery and we seized all... read on

  • Cobalt Blue

    By Chava Tombosky

    September 26, 2011 | 11:25 am

    When I think of my life before my daughter Yehudis it is a very different place as when I think of my life after Yehudis.  I can still remember that moment she was born with all of her aunts and uncles and grandparents listening in on the telephone line while I was in labor.  The joy... read on

  • Eternally Hopeful

    By Chava Tombosky

    September 5, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    This week I launched my very first song on my father’s birthday, August 31st. I thought it was an apropos date to share my music, which I have dedicated to his memory, and what better day to launch it than on a happy day, a day that represents birth and new beginnings. It also... read on

  • The Underserving Disease

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 31, 2011 | 4:11 pm

    Is it possible that we have the power to heal ourselves? A few months ago a dear friend named Sara had been diagnosed with a molar pregnancy that had turned into a persistent gestational trophoblastic disease. Most GTDs are benign (non cancerous) and they don’t invade deeply into... read on

  • We can write our own story

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

    We can never leave our own story. No matter how painful. No matter how agonizing. But maybe we can rewrite it.

    Sometimes it feels as though we are walking inside an insulated tunnel filled with pictures, images, words, and messages that overwhelms our senses. Some of these messages... 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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