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The Biggest Loser Is HERE

By Chava Tombosky

June 1, 2011 | 6:47 pm

I come from a pretty big family. I am the eldest of seven kids. There are four girls and three boys. My brother and I are the only ones married. Everyone else was born in the ninety’s.... read on

  • Hi My Name is Chava, And I am a TV-holic

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 25, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    I’ve done it. It’s true. I am full of shame and unrelenting disappointment in myself. But after ten years of being TV free, I have finally caved.  The cable guy wore me down. Being in social conversations where I felt like the odd man out wore me down. Not getting the chance to... read on

  • Reveling in Bin Laden’s Death Part 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 19, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Obviously this has been a very hot topic and many people have been weighing in their opinions on the matter. I’ve had a lot of different comments posted, some very insightful, others clouded by emotion, and some just plain scary postal. One of my dear friends who is a proponent and... read on

  • Should we Celebrate Bin Laden’s death or not?

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 11, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    This past week when Osama Bin Laden was finally laid to rest, I couldn’t help but notice the many tweeter feeds that were clearly uncomfortable with celebrating his death.  Contrarily, I was not feeling a tinge of guilt while celebrating myself, and wondered if this attitude I had... read on

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  • Choose Life

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 10, 2011 | 8:07 pm

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony marks the moment in time a Jewish child leaves his youth to enter adulthood. According to Jewish tradition the tender age of 12 for a girl and 13 for a boy, is a pivotal age when we appoint our children into taking responsibility for their own actions as... read on

  • Pa Pa Pa Poker Face

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 21, 2011 | 8:39 pm

    This year I spent my birthday in the airport. I had arrived at the gate one whole hour early.  Lucky for me I married a man who has an internal clock that keeps me on time despite my reckless ability to manage my schedule.  We decided to take a cab with a newfound friend and when we... read on

  • Seeing Through The Unexpected

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 11, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    “I think it’s time. The end is here,” unexpectedly replied my aunt Sunday afternoon one year ago. That day I had gone to visit my uncle and aunt hoping to bring joy to their home. My uncle had been ill for nine months and fighting for his life.  It never dawned on me in my... read on

  • Pass the Costume- The Purim Experience

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 1, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    This year I am contemplating my Purim costume. Purim is the time to pretend you are someone else, and hope that no one recognizes you as you scarf down your fourteen hundredth serving of candy corn.  This year I am slightly traumatized. Why you ask? Because every single year my... 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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