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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... 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

  • Don’t Whine About The Wine

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 20, 2011 | 11:24 am

    This year I attended the 2011 International food and wine festival at the Baron Herzog winery. I had no idea what to expect. All I was told was to come with my appetite, that food would be a plenty and wine lessons would be given. (Not whine lessons, wine lessons.)There were stations... read on

  • A Post Superbowl Story-

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 13, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Being that I lived in Pittsburgh for eight years, it became a rule, a religion, almost a commandment to root for the Steelers. I had no affinity for any team at the time, so it became easy to get invited in the wave of fans that so valiantly and loyally supported their home team. ... read on

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  • Royal Rumble- Go Kings!

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 31, 2011 | 12:41 am

    When I was seven, I experienced my first Hockey King’s game.  I have gone to several games over the years but have never actually witnessed the Kings win.  Yet I still continue to go because- A) I like Hockey players when they use their little sticks to beat the other team up- B) I... read on

  • I Dreamed a Dream

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 25, 2011 | 9:12 pm

    Recently I have wondered about the reality of dreams as I have had three recent episodes where I have woken up a few short minutes before dawn in a literal jolt- we’re talking heart pulsing, hair raising, body sweating with anxiety sort of experience.  The actual dream is hazy yet... read on

  • I’d Like to Thank The Academy- I Mean The Journal

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 9, 2011 | 9:12 pm

    This weekend marks my one-year anniversary for “My Big Fat Jewish Life” blog. Oh well there are so many people to thank. Who shall I start with first?

    I’d like to thank the Journal for allowing me to write down every event in my life as thousands of people take witness to my... read on

  • Jackpot

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 5, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    “Mommy, my friend Zari got some ticket that has promised to win him a billion dollars.”

    “You mean a lottery ticket?”

    “Yes- it’s going to win him a billion dollars!”

    “You said that already. But it’s not going to win him that much. It probably won’t win him... read on

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