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Burgers, Mickey, and Videotape

By Chava Tombosky

January 31, 2010 | 1:11 am

Since I was a kid I have been video taping my life and its events. Maybe it’s because I don’t want to forget my experiences, or maybe it’s because I like looking at my life with two... read on

  • Oracle of Bacon Part 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 29, 2010 | 3:18 am

    After entering my last essay about bacon into Digg.com, I noticed this essay about bacon which, consequently got a hundred and eighty four digs, (I got ZERO). It said:

    “Scientists have found that eating a plate of bacon and eggs could help pregnant women boost the intelligence of... read on

  • The Oracle of Bacon”

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 26, 2010 | 4:22 am

    This week my sweet sister in law’s- sister, whom I consider my own sister through marriage started out her blog called “Beauty and Food” with this question:

    “Is there a good substitute for Bacon?”

    This question had me thinking, what is the Jewish need to reinvent PIG?  Is... read on

  • Siberia Revisited

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 24, 2010 | 11:13 pm

    This morning after a week of rain, I awoke to the sun sneaking into my room leaking through the window and blinding my right eye.  I perked up. (I never actually perk in the morning- more like percolate) I woke up slowly to the request of my children asking- “Mommy, since the rain... read on

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  • Friday Food Days Part 2

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 22, 2010 | 4:58 pm

    This week, I’m keepin’ it simple, since I don’t have that many guests.  Here’s the menu, for those of you looking for ideas.  I have SLAVED all day.  And if you are not celebrating Friday night, of course you are invited.

    -Home made Challah- (probably gonna make the cracked wheat... read on

  • Miraculous Conception

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 22, 2010 | 4:49 pm

    In the movie “Religulous” with Bill Maher, he questions the reality of seen miracles. At one point he challenges a self-proclaimed believer by asking him if he’s ever seen a real miracle.

    Even I was baffled after hearing the “believer’s” example of his self-witnessed... read on

  • Sarcasm’s Gonna Cost You

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 21, 2010 | 12:20 am

    Listening to the radio this morning, Ryan Seacrest announces a site that has created a brand new text punctuation mark to indicate sarcasm.  With the ever growing text-talking communication system in place, it appears many fights have ensued, many friendships have broken up, many... read on

  • A Blessed Fifteen Years

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 20, 2010 | 5:07 pm

    **Today I am married fifteen years. That’s more than a decade! As my cousin Valerie reminded us, it is “half a lifetime.”  Fifteen years is half of thirty. It is five years away from twenty!  (incase you can’t add) It is a HUGE number.

    The last time I remember feeling... 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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