Jewish Journal

  • 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


    By Chava Tombosky

    June 29, 2011 | 8:23 pm

    This past week I attended an “Ask the Rabbi” lecture where two Orthodox Rabbis and one Orthodox Rebbetzin sat on a panel ready to answer questions on Jewish life, ritual, and tradition.  There were many interesting questions thrown at them like “What is your take on using... read on

  • Yisgadal Vayiskadash Shmay Rabah….

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 16, 2011 | 12:52 am

    Today marks the last day of my father’s Kaddish.  Michoel the son of Mordechai.

    “May His great Name grow exalted and sanctified….”

    For eleven months, three times a day, my father’s three sons, my brothers, committed to uttering these words. Inside the gates of reality.... read on

  • Biggest Loser Winner Anouncement with my bro “MENDY”

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 10, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    -Hey Mend- thanks for coming on the show today.

    Mendy:  This is a show?

    -Just go with it.

    Mendy:  Are there cameras? How do I look?

    -You look great.

    Mendy:  I know, I should look great, I’ve been dieting and exercising for the past six weeks.

    -The Shallman/Tombosky... 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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