I’m embarking on a personal journey and I’m going to bring you along for the ride. Over the next year, I’ll be kashering my apartment’s kitchen and exploring what it takes, what it means and how I feel throughout the process.
Why? Honestly, I’m not even sure. I’ve been thinking about it for a while though and if not now, when? I’m hoping that through the process of investigating, learning and cooking, a bit of the “why” will slowly (or maybe all at once) reveal itself.
It may not be obvious from the sporadic posts on this blog, but I cook everyday. My meditation space is the kitchen. It’s where I lose myself, process my day and explore. I figured why not bring tradition into my most personal, spiritual domain: the kitchen? What will it feel like? How will things change or stay the same? How will this impact my life? My family’s lives? Will I find meaning and connection? I don’t know, but I look forward to finding out.
I gave myself a full year because it’s complicated! I don’t want to rush anything and want to be super mindful about the process. I plan to read books, articles and source material about kosher guidelines from all perspectives. I plan to talk to people who keep kosher in all sorts of ways. Much of this is super-personal but if anyone is willing, I want to visit and cook in kosher kitchens. I already have a lot of questions and I want to use this blog as a way to document what questions I’m asking, what answers I’m coming up with and what it all means. I want to give this project a full year to allow the idea juuuuussst germinating now the space to grow. I don’t know where I’ll ultimately land but I’m really interested in embracing the process with an open & curious heart, mind and kitchen.
Elul, the last month of the Jewish calendar begins this weekend which means Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is just around the corner. The year 5779 is approaching and here… I… go!