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The Vantage Point

By Chava Tombosky

September 1, 2013 | 9:29 am

Coming out of a dark tunnel in the Muslim quarter, seeing light never felt so good.

To be afraid, means that you are unwilling to see the possibilities of your future. It means you are beholden to the thoughts that surround your mind, the irrational ones that threaten... read on

  • Just Keep Moving (Especially During Tempertantrums)

    By Chava Tombosky

    July 15, 2013 | 9:33 pm

    (Please read this while listening to the soundtrack of some cheesey love song- it’s way funnier.)


    I guess its that time of month. Where I finally write something down. Writing is a funny exercise cause it forces one to reckon life. I’ve been spending a lot of time numb from it.... read on

  • Perfectly Imperfect

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 17, 2013 | 7:37 pm

    A contorted branch determined to arch its back away from its tree grabs a misshapen silhouette seemingly imperfect from the other considerate branches so willing to merge as one symmetrical formation. From the eyes of the newcomer the imperfection is seemingly antagonizing, if not... read on

  • Radio Interview

    By Chava Tombosky

    June 13, 2013 | 1:51 pm

    Hayuta Cohen and Siggie Cohen have a wonderful organization called "Good Life Academy" aimed at allowing people to re-find themselves despite struggle, challenge their own narrative, and become more inspired human beings. It was with great privilege that I had the good fortune to... read on

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  • 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

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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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