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“Momentary Pleasure”

By Chava Tombosky

March 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm

We have become a world filled with the expectations of getting all that we want in a moment.  Recently I spent the day with an eighty seven year old World War 2 vet. He had no idea what... read on

  • Friday Food Day…...Converting Our Conscience

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 19, 2010 | 6:47 pm

    This week’s Friday Food Day is dedicated to a dear friend who took her last step into becoming a Jewess.  She took her final dip in the Mikvah, promised to die for the Torah, swear to send her kids to Jewish day school, and never celebrate Halloween again.  No more cheeseburgers,... read on

  • O.C.D Passover Cleaning

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 18, 2010 | 2:31 pm

    Recently a friend called to tell me her housekeeper mistakenly dumped all her hanging clothes on her bed and attempted to wash the walls of her closet in an effort to help clean her house for Passover.  It reminded me of a saying my mother-in-law reiterates every year before this... read on

  • Decoration Seder Plate

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 17, 2010 | 1:18 am

    I have a beef with websites that promise to deliver a wide range of decorations for EVERY occasion and don’t deliver to the one religious sect that has a holiday every five point two seconds.  Us Jews could support Oriental Trading Company alone if they would deliver decent table... read on

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  • Friday Food Day…..The Rant

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 12, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    This week I woke up to find my highly coveted “Nespresso Machine” not working!

    This is the machine that promised instant caffeinated results in seconds, that calibrated each cup perfectly, that warmed up instantaneously, that cost as much as my sofa, and yet I pushed the button... read on

  • Bikram/ Coconut Craze-y

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 8, 2010 | 10:05 pm

    What is Bikram Yoga?
    A: A yoga class that runs approximately 90 minutes, incorporates a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, and is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F (40.5°C) with a humidity of 40%.

    What is coconut water?
    A: A drink with five essential... read on

  • List of things I plan on changing or making better this year:

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 7, 2010 | 12:59 am

    List of things I plan on changing or making better this year:

    1. All my towels are crusty. I need new ones. Tj Maxx better have a good sale.
    2. Stop writing cheesy lines like: “Years ago I heard a caller chime into the Dr. Laura program complaining about a girlfriend….” Did I... read on

  • Friday Food day, “The Legacy”

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 5, 2010 | 5:45 pm

    Normally Friday Food day is funny, entertaining, and pithy. But today I am left with a more reflective attitude.  For today, I had an experience that has left me contemplative and introspective.  This morning after cooking my Shabbos meal, I got dressed and headed to my aunt’s... 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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