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Chava Tombosky is a screen-writer, an award winning independent film producer, and the author of a Blog entitled "My Big Fat Jewish Life". Chava is also a noted lecturer and offers her listeners a refreshingly honest and down to earth perspective on Judaism and Torah values. She is currently working on figuring out what the meaning of life is. To see her films on the subject check out:

ARTICLES BY: Chava Tombosky

March 20, 2014 7:37 am

Finding Our Own Garden of Eden (VIDEO)

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish holiday of the New Year, corresponds to the sixth day of creation, and the moment when the first pair of humans...

February 12, 2013 10:47 am

Do Heroes Exist, The Lance Armstrong Syndrome

When I heard about Lance Armstrong's recent Oprah interview it got me thinking deeply about heroism and our society's obsession with making people into perfect...

December 26, 2012 8:40 am

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

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...

October 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Lost My Phone, Found My Mind

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....

July 23, 2012 12:45 pm

We Got This! The Incredible Story of Zoe Feldman (VIDEO)

Walking into the Feldman home, in Agoura Hills, CA, the telltale signs of sickness could frighten any guest. A sign on the front door...

July 16, 2012 2:32 pm

Saving Children in Uganda by Taking Action (VIDEO)

There are those times when we arrive at a crossroad in our lives where we can decide to use our actions to set a course...

July 8, 2012 6:07 pm

Can One Repair a Broken heart?

I am not sure how to get over a broken heart. For what is a broken heart, but a deep swelling in your body that...

June 10, 2012 11:52 am

Come, Make A Film With Me and Discover the Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? Why are we all here? Is there purpose to our existence at all?  Human beings have been asking these...

May 23, 2012 12:06 pm

Breaking the SILENCE: Reaction to Sexual Abuse in Jewish Communities

I have been getting many texts and emails asking me to weigh in on  the latest New York Times article entitled, 'Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own',...

May 13, 2012 12:00 pm

The Defriender: A Short Mother’s Day Film (VIDEO)

This Mother's day wouldn't be the same if we didn't find a way to scoff at the hilarious and ridiculous social age that we live...

April 19, 2012 3:43 pm

What Do We Really Remember on This Day?

I walked into an apartment not really knowing what to expect.  A tall woman with high cheekbones and kind eyes greeted me at the door....

March 1, 2012 3:35 pm

Dr. Phil & America’s Fascination with Chassidic Women (VIDEO)

I was invited to attend the Dr. Phil show last week to offer commentary on their feature story about a young and beautiful woman who...


American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the first songwriter ever to win...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Defying Past Antisemitic Vandalism, Jewish Students at U of Montana Erect C...

Jewish students at the University of Montana (UM) refused to allow antisemitism to deter them from building a sukkah on campus, the...


Excavation Uncovers Evidence of ‘Third Wall’ of Jerusalem’... - Archaeologists have located the site of an ancient battle during which the Romans breached Jerusalem's walls, before conquering the...

Middle East

Iran Seeking ‘Many Billions of Dollars’ Ransom for Release of U...

Iran is seeking “many billions of dollars” in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several...