Jewish Journal


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... 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

  • How To Teach Your Kids To Fly

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 14, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    My kids and I regularly discuss philosophy and metaphorically inspired concepts during carpool.  I find it easier to infuse these small budding minds with a little culture and inspiration while they’re trapped by a seat belt in a spellbound trance imparted from the monotony of a... read on

  • The Best Advice is from our Elders

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 12, 2010 | 6:44 pm

    My grandfather has always been the most loyal friend. Since he was in grammar school, he has literally kept those same friends in his life through adulthood. Over the years, many have passed away making him very emotional over losing his confidants, and close buddies to old age and... read on

  • “What’s it like Having a grandpa that looks like Brad Pitt at age 90?”

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 12, 2010 | 6:05 pm

    Yesterday my Grandpa Ritchie turned 90 years old. He’s always been a virile and strikingly handsome man.  His vanity has been a source of laughter and inspiration for all of us. So much so, that he never allowed us to call him “Zaidy” (the Yiddish word for Grandpa) cause he... 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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