Jewish Journal

  • Kicking the Box Open, Defeating the Orthodox label

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 11, 2013 | 9:59 pm

    Recently a curious woman looked me up and down, and followed her inquisitive look with this question, 
    -"What are you?" 
    -“I beg your pardon..?” 
    -"What do you call yourself... you know, your Jewish affiliation...”
    -“My affiliation?”
    -“Yes what are you- your Jewish label?”

    ... read on
  • To Reckon Regret Live In The Present

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 10, 2013 | 11:38 pm

    Regret is a difficult thing to get over. It can eat at one's psychey like a cancer and force a person to relive painful memories over and over. I've gotten caught up in regret before. The problem with regret is it forces a person to stand still, feet wedged in the past, with eyes... read on

  • Herzog International Wine Festival 2013 (I may have hit genius last night)

    By Chava Tombosky

    February 7, 2013 | 8:55 pm

    This year at the Los Angeles Herzog International Wine Festival, I swore I’d figure out a way to dispose any loose ends so I wouldn’t have my hands full like in previous years. Navigating a room filled with bite sized kosher appetizers, dozens of fine kosher wines, while carrying a... read on

  • The Lance Armstrong Hero Syndrome

    By Chava Tombosky

    January 20, 2013 | 11:58 pm

    As Lance Armstrong’s latest Oprah interview hits the network, it has me thinking deeply about heroism and our society’s obsession with labeling people into perfect role models.  While like many I am saddened to hear about Lance’s use of performance drugs, I am far from devastated... read on

  • Refusing to Get Caught Up in Sandy Hook: Good or Bad?

    By Chava Tombosky

    December 21, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Today I was chatting with a colleague of mine who was adamant that he did not want to write, read or comment on the Sandy Hook shootings. While I have been engrossed in the media frenzy, combing Google articles, watching CNN and FOX and reading blogs, he has flat out refused to... read on

  • Fear Factor

    By Chava Tombosky

    November 14, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    Do our negative thoughts and fears have the power to control our outcome?   Over the course of the last few months I have had several people call me for advice in the midst of their serious crisis of faith. Their crisis of faith was not just faith in G-d but in the faith they had... read on

  • Lost My Phone, Found My Mind

    By Chava Tombosky

    October 15, 2012 | 9:05 am

    A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to find my phone was gone. I could not remember where in the world I put it. I spent an un-G-dly amount of time making extra stops because I needed phone numbers, addresses and constant pee stops in between all the tea and water I was downing on the... read on

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