Jewish Journal

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... read on

  • Fundraisers are Fun! - Really. They are.

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 19, 2010 | 4:00 am

    Being the wife of a Rabbi who has run several organizations over the years, I have become a professional fundraiser attendee.  I collect place cards.  I have perfected my crudités schmoozing lingo.  Usually I start with a- “So where are you from?” sort of question. “Where did... read on

  • Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 18, 2010 | 12:18 pm

    A young woman in her early twenty’s recently admitted to me her struggle in seeing her future. She has yet to figure out her calling. She is a beautiful young woman who is in the course of trying to decipher what step to take next with her life. She said this sentence that I... read on

  • A Real Woman’s Workout

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 17, 2010 | 12:41 pm

    Sundays are the hardest days for me to squeeze in my work out as I wrestle with wanting to lie in bed that extra tempting hour since carpool is not an issue and the thought of a big leisure breakfast is the only desire that permeates.
    So I went online to gain a little inspiration. ... read on


    By Chava Tombosky

    January 15, 2010 | 2:02 pm

    My latest Kitchen Gadget has changed my life in the most staggering way:

    For the past two years I have longed for a serious coffee machine made by Nespresso that u can only buy from William Sonoma or other high-end Kitchen stores.

    Most recently my brother caught on to this coffee... read on

  • Where There Are Tears, There Is Hope

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 13, 2010 | 9:16 pm

    I recently attended a wedding of a dear friend. What made this wedding unlike most was that this was the bride’s second wedding. After living through a tumultuous first marriage, she was blessed to have a redo, a second chance, with a wonderfully sensitive man who compliments her... read on

  • Life’s Little Questions

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 13, 2010 | 8:24 pm

    I’ve decided to post random questions that come to mind in certain typical life situations at least once a week that I hope will give people a chuckle and a little somethin’ to think about. Here are a list of questions that have randomly popped into my head during my latest trip. In... read on

  • Vegan Heaven

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 11, 2010 | 3:58 am

    When you keep a strict Kosher diet you will find any reason to eat out in as many Kosher restaurants you can find.  Keeping kosher means you are willing to drive, fly, or even swim for food.  Yes, you’ve narrowed down your sushi options, but you still don’t have to give up on... 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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