Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • “We Got This!”’

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 20, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    When walking in to the Feldman’s home, one can’t help but notice the challenge they face.  The sign on the front door kindly asking visitors who are sick to refrain from coming in, the large bottle of hand sanitizer that sits on the side table in the foyer, the smell of alcohol... read on

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