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Opportunity Knocks

By Chava Tombosky

September 16, 2010 | 6:55 pm

With this Yom Kippur leering at me like a large impending ruling, it became evident that I needed a serious shift in how I was going to look at this Friday night and Saturday.  I’ve come to... read on

  • Pay It Forward

    By Chava Tombosky

    September 8, 2010 | 10:20 am

    Tonight is Rosh Hashanah. Oh the pressure. ‘Cause if it’s not enough to deal with lots of baking, cooking and cleaning, organizing, and shopping, primping, and dealing, (look at me I sound like a pimp) you gotta also take inventory and face your own guilt, misconducts,... read on

  • Great Advice

    By Chava Tombosky

    September 8, 2010 | 1:35 am

    Me: “It hurts me when I do this….”(picture me moving my elbow)

    My DAD: “So don’t do that.”

    Me: “But it hurts when I touch my arm.”

    My DAD: “So don’t touch your arm.”

    Me: “Is my arm broken?”

    My DAD:  “I don’t know, try to move it.”

    Me:  “But it hurts.”

    My DAD:  “So DON"T... read on

  • Dr. Seymour Butts Gives The Best Medicine

    By Chava Tombosky

    September 7, 2010 | 1:34 am

    I admit I haven’t been as prolific as my usual. The truth is, when you’re mourning for someone you love, all you do all day is think about the person who you can no longer call, speak to, or hang out with. It is a deafening silence and although I have been trying to write funny... read on

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  • I’M A MAN!

    By Chava Tombosky

    August 27, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    Call me a hysterical over protective mother, but I still insist that my seven-year old son use the “women’s” public bathroom with his mother. I will do anything to avoid him entering the men’s bathroom alone. Pretty much, there isn’t a single bathroom break where Meir has... read on

  • Planet Silicone

    By Chava Tombosky

    August 23, 2010 | 10:22 am

    Yesterday I was listening to the news and overheard a report that said scientists have figured out a way to customize in vitro’s to look like celebrities, which means you can order your child to look like Lindsay Lohan or Brittney Spears. It is this society’s vain,... read on

  • It Pays To Be Eight!

    By Chava Tombosky

    August 12, 2010 | 7:56 pm

    My 7 year old:  “Mommy, my birthday is in sixteen days! I am so excited!

    Me:  “I know sweety, what would you like for your birthday this year?

    My 7 year old:  “Same thing as last year…..CASH!”

    Me:  “But Meir, you never spent last year’s cash. Don’t you want a... read on

  • Dawning

    By Chava Tombosky

    August 5, 2010 | 12:04 am

    When we were kids, my father had a ritual that will stay with me forever. In the early days during his physician’s residency, he would get home from moonlighting at the hospital in the middle of the night. (My brother recounts his memory of thinking that “moonlighting” meant my... read on

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