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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... 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

  • 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

  • “Egbok”

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 30, 2010 | 2:26 am

    How does one measure a life? Is it the good people that one has left behind? Is it the kind deeds they have done in their lifetime? Is it the amount of things a person has acquired? For the first time I am left having to answer these questions.

    My father died this past Friday night... 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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