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Chava Tombosky
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Chava is an award winning writer and filmmaker who is currently producing a project with Nationlight Productions to find the meaning of life. To catch the series and be part of the quest check it out here: www.lifemeanswhat.com

Chava is also a noted lecturer and singer/songwriter. To find her songs, check out itunes. To get caught up on all her creative endeavors, you can join her facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/105294212834465/

Entries by Chava Tombosky

Girl Interrupted

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 4:37 PM

My life has a habit of getting completely disrupted. I have all different kinds of disruptions that I tend to get myself into. Like the time I hosted a family of five with 3 dogs, 3 kids and 3 maids for 3 months, or the time I had my four...

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Rabbi's Wife Uses Music Video to Tell Story of Hope

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 12:53 PM

To many, Eve, also known in hebrew as "Chava" was the very first woman in history. She also happens to be remembered for her grave sin, which caused all of humanity to deem her responsible for human suffering as part of our narrative. Infact, it was because of Chava, that...

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Mother of All Flowers, a Symmetry of Time

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:14 PM

There are times in a person's life that the obvious intervention of fate is so realized, the thought that anything else besides Divine mediation that's orchestrating our world is unimaginable. I'm one of those people who need a lot of nudging when it comes to realizing that the creator of...

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The Vantage Point

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 6:08 PM

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 the very future you are so afraid of running into. It means you are standing in a dark...

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Just Keep Moving (Especially During Tempertantrums)

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 3:59 PM

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

I guess it's 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...

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Kicking the Box Open, Defeating Orthodox Labels

(21) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 1:37 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?"
   
Once again,...

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To Reckon Regrets, We Must Learn From the Past

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:27 PM

Regret is a difficult thing to get over. It can eat at one's psyche 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...

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Herzog International Wine Festival 2013

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 3:20 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...

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Lance Armstrong Syndrome: Do Heroes Exist?

(10) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 12:26 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 as a result of...

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

(2) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 10:10 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...

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Fear Factor

(14) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 10:38 AM

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...

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We Got This: A Story of Hope and Courage in the Face of Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 3:33 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...

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Taking Action: Founding Filmmaker of 'Invisible Children' Reaches Crossroad

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 8:41 AM

There are those times when we arrive at a crossroad in our lives when a particular place with a set of circumstances all point to a moment that we can decide to use our actions to set a course that has the power to make a difference beyond our wildest...

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Can We Repair a Broken Heart?

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 12:30 PM

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 remains void where an unconditional accepting love once filled it? What do we fill this void with? Does every person carry this void around at...

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Taking Back Our Souls: A Reaction to Sexual Abuse

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2012 | 11:18 AM

I have been getting many texts and e-mails asking me to weigh in on the latest New York Times article, "Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own," regarding the reports of horrific sexual abuse cases that have gone ignored or have been swept under the rug by religious leaders in the...

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The Defriender: A Short Mother's Day Film

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 10:44 PM

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 in that causes mothers and their children unneeded and sometimes impossible conflicts. Today we have texting, emails, and now, Facebook, a social media outlet, that...

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On Yom HaShoah, What Do We Really Remember?

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 6:53 PM

I walked in to an apartment not really knowing what to expect. A tall woman with high cheekbones and kind eyes greeted me at the door. Although I had never met her before, she was hardly a stranger. Paintings of little girls in vibrant colorful worlds holding the pain of...

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Upside Down, a Passover Poem

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Quiet the volume and listen to the noise
Underneath the veins of the city that's alive
art cries through the mouths of starving folk
songs cry through the vocals pleading hope

Time is running, running, running
and the trains are coming, coming, coming

And we wait...

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Innocent Flesh: Not So Innocent

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 3:59 PM

When Kenyetta Lethridge wrote the play Innocent Flesh, I doubt she even realized the strong and gripping impact it would have on her audience. After playing in Los Angeles for several months, it is now set to be featured in New York City off Broadway, as well. With a bare...

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Hasidic Women and Drawing Inspiration From Struggle

(9) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 12:42 PM

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 had a tale of unsettling circumstances in regard to her Hasidic background. As the Dr. Phil show unfolded, I listened intently to a young woman named...

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