internet pharmacy medications xalatan coupon pfizer puretone addicted to bass lyrics reglan pump and pregnancy remeron for sleep disorders promethazine vc syrup cough pharmacy checker aspirin overdose levels side effects tricilest composition writing online prednisone order legal diclofenaco sodico english wellbutrin over the counter comparison plavix clopidogrel dosage v v iiaagra buy clomid online with mastercard kenacomb cream nystatin and triamcinolone allegra side effects tadalafil soft tabs generic viagra ireland stay hard after cuming dormidina 12 51 cialis price in saudi arabia 42 european phamarcy alli refill pack online paroxetene supply ditropan xl manufacturer metallica black album release date inderal la 80 mg zyban side effects wellbutrin sr viagra 100mg wintomylon drugs inc glipizide and metformin taken together/espanol japans online pharmacy orthotrycycline buy online can i buy albuterol over the counter antibotics for women canada hoodia diet pills at walgreens pillule viagra tadalafil bestellen diclofenaco de sodio 50 mg propecia without prescriptions chigualos cortos hamburg actos warning 2012 grifulvin v micr 500 tab cabergoline drug interactions chloroquine malaria can i buy viagra on line zyprexa medication class healt prednisolone to buy tamoxifen and antidepressants 2013tamsulosin clomiphene citrate for males dosage furosemide 40 mg buy online what is starlix 120 mg terbinafine and alcohol consumption anxiety medication list valium zestoretic side effects lisinopril medication viagra makes you bigger buy vasotec 20 mgvegalisventolin orlistat side effects arthritis coumadin vitamin k foods cup metronidazole for dogs no prescription plavix manufacturer discountplendil lasix pay online american express human pheromones and attraction garlic mashed potatoes with cream cheese methotrexate online no rx retina a without a rx research on pheromones in humans viagra without prescription in the usa silagra reviews viagra without consultation uk hyzaar medication dosage bisoprolol 5mg tab beconase nasal spray francais synthroid no script strattera side effects in men sustiva patent expiration prometrium side effects perimenopause viagra in turkey clomid for men side effects cycle prescription drugs no cytotec drug in philippines mebendazole 100 mg chew tablets clavaseptin antibiotic for uti lexapro vs escitalopram etodolac 500 mg tablets capoten mechanism of action paroxetine hcl 40mg tabs frumil tabs 911 plavix lawsuit settlement prescriptions fast macrobid side effects pfizer coupons for viagra periactin side effects in kids how much is generic lexapro best viagra online reviews cialis for on line malaysian buyers myambutol adverse reactions to flu westhroid vs armour thyroid generic viagra without perception sinequanone definition of respect generic viagra safety celexa for anxiety and depression nitrofurantoin without prescription new healthy man order from phone amoxicillin cockapoo rescue illinois dosage quinine sulfate leg cramps buy clobex spray for psoriasis flagyl 1000mg buy united pharmacy canada anafranil user reviews min ovral 21 information advantage federal credit union hours diurex max is equal to how much lasix viagra for women in bangalore aldara treatment viagra for sale in winnipeg buying plavix in mexico percocet and alcohol side effects cataflam 50 mg used for drug in place of clavamox cefadroxil side effects for cats buy alli tablets online atsiliepimai apie zoloft natural dapoxetine online wo kann man kamgra kaufen estolato de eritromicina zentel medicine albendazole luvox ocd children regenon romania pharmacy aldactone for acne dosage nitroglycerin tabs online viagra kaufen berlin buspar high different types of cialis yasmine akram twitter pharmacy technician certification practice test himcolin gel levamisole hydrochloride powder best online viagra pharmacy nexium vs prilosec metoprolol er 25 mg tabmicrocidal amantadine medication uses venlafaxine 75mg er cheap medications without prescriptions frumil wikimapia adderall xr dosage forms arcoxia side effects risk amantadine medication for fatigue canadian original viagra fucidin 2 pheromones to attract men and women carafate for dogs clavupen sildenafil generic avanafil for sale tenormin 25 mg where to buy in usa viagra lowest price canada discount plavix coupons albenza for pinworms thalidomide victims of canada brand name viagra for sale journey stories 24 hour pharmacy walmart nifedipine er 90 mg mylan clindamicina 300 mg pastillas dosis diaria pravastatin and grapefruit interaction fentanyl patch strengths retirides otc drugs sildenafil bestellen clavaseptin 50mg demerol buy viagra no rx viagra in croatia midamor diuretic drugs venlafaxine 37.5mg and weight loss allegra versace weight vitamin c serum for face dormidina suicidio robin zantac side effects for babies zithromax side effects best online cialis orlistat weight loss stories order celebrex next day epogen side effects in dogs glucovance 2.5 500 side effects elocom krema cipro online canada four free pills where can i get valtrex best diet plan bactrim ds 800 160 tab info original cialis pills best weight loss supplements tantalum price chart staxyn overseas buy ventolin inhaler no prescription pharma viagra propecia rx party caverta 100 india benemid probenecid gout dove aquistre cialis carprofen for dogs reviews 247 overnightpharmacy drugs without prescription canada scott wallis how to buy promethazine with codeine cardinal bank locations eutirox 75 mcg buy wellbutrin 150mg singapore zyvoxid prospectus mail order doxycycline propranolol and alcohol phenergan side effects in the elderly viagra no prescriptions thalidomide and mechanism of action mesterolone weight loss lamictal no prescription buy antibiotics online overnight imigran gelap adalah ventolin inhalers online primatene mist canada pharmacy online cialis pharmacy pay with ach erythromycin without prescriptions clavamox dogs side effects tenormin generic name baytril dogs antibiotic ear infection cordarone drug information cialis 40 mg pills hydrodiuril dosage for infanthydroxyzine suprax 400mg side effects generic novalex canada frumil tabs and lyrics www 24 canadia kamagranow forums why was tetracycline discontinued buy viagra using mastercard directions for taking a z pack nonpresription tetracycoline canada medicine shop levitra frumil forteo citalopram 20 mg for sale myambutol medication for depression jasmine guy divorce buying albendazole online fosamax side effects bisphosphonates avapro side effects irbesartan 300mg 200 mg celebrex side effects risk levitra 20 mg impotence cure viagra trademark expiration buy viagra cialis on line vipps pharmacies in canada penegra tablets 100mg disgrasil capsulas de nopal y diazepam valium medrol 4mg dosepak 21s side effects cholesterol tests at home where to buy diabecon tablets donormyl 25mg septrin forte antibiotics brand viagra in phoenix az marcumar drug emporium 200mg viagra for sale in uk i want to order cialis viagra cialis uk naproxen medication side effects purchase viagra pe cialis 5mg dose benazepril 20mg tab int how long for cialis to work no prescription provera cholesterol tests at home walgreens antibiotics to buy ampicillin tr 500 mg vidalta tablets for cats non prescription dostinex tinidazole 500mg dosage atenolol side effects medications alzytec 10mg oxycontin premarin 1.25 abana hair salon colorado springs nicosia viagra nifedipine dosage in pregnancy reglan breastfeeding milk supply benazepril hydrochlorothiazide where to buy azithromycin in canada beconase side effects cost of mifepristone in south africa ciprotab 500mg amoxicillin kosovarja gazeta shqiptare tirana chat linkedin soviclor aciclovir cream bp alternative over the counter provera trazodone dosages for insomnia arthritis pain relief cream reviews buy brand viagra 100mg online lipothin 200 fenofibrate generic viagra online con paypal frumil wikifeet mircette generic azurette get cialis without presecription want to buy lipitor cialis 5mg or 10mg cialis price cvs usa bonadoxina medicamento cialis buy from canada cialis insurance canandian pharmacy prednisone withdrawal symptoms headache lesofat pills weight loss doxylamine succinate 25 mg advair diskus 250 50 cialis with dapoxetine brand staxyn patient reviews septrin forte co trimoxazole discounts on viagara pharma rx online abc drugs canada cefadroxil side effects in cats avodart dutasteride side effects shop prozac 20 mg cenveo message board employee doxycycline monohydrate 100mg uses luvox and weight gain medication claritin dosage for children coversyl 4mg medications retin a gel to buy where to buy kamagra in london flagyl 400 mg dog medicine online ditropan side effects 100mg viagra cost buy lozol epanutin injectionsepogen tobaco cesation center kolkata para que sirve la crema fucidin adipex 37.5 mg tablet order meds without a script sildenafil citrate from china cialis paypal duphaston pregnancy cholesterol levels chart for children premarin tablets generic medameds reviews bupropion hcl 150mg xl side effects claravis accutane treatment macrobid side effects yeast lopressor medication what is it used for maxalt cost without insurance benicar hct 40 12.5 alternative promethazine vc syrup used for mtabs viagra super viagra with no prescriptions baytril otic for dogs dosage naproxen sodium tablets erectile dysfunction age 7 second red erection tetracycline eye ointment evista medication for osteoporosis allergic reaction to amoxicillin prometrium 200 mg capsules clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream usp 1 /0.05 voltaren gel 1 100gm metformin hydrochloride side effects lesofat price in mercury drug skelaxin information metaxalone buy zithromax no prescription cheap nursing shoes buy lexapro online cheap hyzaar side effects with alcohol order otc lexapro doxitab pills and potionsdoxycap klarinette federn levitra glaxo zolpidem er 12.5mg tablets skelaxin abuse medication trimetabol usoe xanax and canada pramipexole dihydrochloride treatment depakote withdrawal drug xanax 2mg generic warfarin and alcohol risk doxycycline no prescription needed dogs comprar viagra generico en europa gpchealth comcast xfinity propecia no script lergigan compound candian pharmcy asthma symptoms in babies levitra 5 mg no rx risnia plus promethazine 25mg medication promethazine codeine canada pharmacy buy robaxin no prescription cozaar side effects hair loss keflex 500 mg capsules etodolac er 500mg side effects reglan dosage for milk production prinivil 10 mg picture skelaxin muscle relaxer for sale sibutramine hydrochloride capsules overnight pharmacy for u garlic butter sauce for pizza cialis plus free viagra canada pharmacy cialis phexin capsule cam glucophage side effects kamagra oral jelly cvs lortab hydrocodone 7.5 buy online non prescription sildenafil much does viagra cost mexico 266 gupisone 20 dose description of love effexor dosage dose prevacid dosage in infants buy cheap cialis lotrisone cream treatment mebendazole buy paypal inhalers for asthma where to buy software updater levlen birth control pills clobex lotion 0.05 flonase over the counter version micardis 40 mg coupons khawaja naveed ki adalat 2012 nautisol medication ampicillin drug ciplafield eas req status epilepticus vytorin side effects simvastatin generic fluoxetine manufacturers anafranil 10mg prednisone toradol medication for headaches order tetracycline online hyzaar 100 12.5 mg doxepin w dystoni forum vitamix reviews qvc 818 qsymia online pharmacy cozaar 50 mg without a script cardura xl price tadalafil with dapoxetine online orlistat pris pain meds online with no prescription buspirone hcl 5 mg tablet misoprostol induction abilify medication for children valium overdose death medications buying viagra thur mail buy cabergoline lincocin injection 600mg pfizer blue pill vgr 100 metrogel 1 metronidazole for dogs thyroxine levels after thyroidectomy valtrex side effects side effects metformina 850 efectos secundarios raloxifene hydrochloride evista pfizer spiriva coupons or rebates roaccutane buy levofloxacin 500 mg fluoxetine 20 mg for dogs pletal medication taking atrovent nebulizer dosage for children wholesale viagra 100mg glipizide without a perscription viagra bestellen auf rechnung viagra dermani tablete za potenciju bez recepta mirapex dosage for parkinsons citalopram hydrobromide drug zopiclone tablets generic cialis review no prescription canadian meds dormidina opiniones del diovan generic equivalents cialis bill me later fucidin cream tizanidine hcl condyline pdf acheter d where can you buy atarax que es amantadina doxycap antibiotics for sinus tinidazole priscription misoprostol 200mcg side effects diabecon dosage for amoxicillin capoten medication fake tadalafil 20 mg from india generic cialis without a prescription viagra poppers uk clavamox dosage for cats and kittens celebrex no perscription online pharmaciy generic viagra coupon ivermectin for humans cost amerimedrx scam alert vitamix recipes for detox orslim orlistat reviews cipro side effects yeast infection how to order alli online in europe fosamax generic side effects cialis 5mg online kaufen buy periactin buy domperidone canada amphetamine dextroamphetamine vs adderall zithromax antibiotic for children penegra 50mg

CATEGORY

A Kitchen Confessional

Written by Rabbi Mordechai Rackover on Tuesday, 04 October 2011. Posted in Food for Thought

As we approach Yom Kippur I thought this would be a good time to take stock, not only of my spiritual and moral self, but also of my culinary self. To be sure we could all reflect on the kitchen sins that are au courant in the contemporary kosher diet. Asking ourselves should I say ashamnu, bagadnu,…“Did I wash out all the bugs?” “Was there a red dot in that egg?” “Should I trust this kosher certifier or not?” But I wanted to approach this with a more universal notion – that all the choices we make, not just the question of issur ve’heter (prohibited and permitted) are Jewish choices that deserve to be reviewed using a lens of Jewish values and halakha, Jewish Law.

There are a lot of clichés concerning Jews and food. And, just like the notion of “Jewish time” is a poor excuse for being late, so too are the clichés poor excuses for some of our behaviors in relationship to food. In preparing to write this it occurred to me that there aren’t very many chores left in the world that are as critical, personal, and labor intensive as food. We have dry cleaners for our clothes. Gardeners for our lawns, growing food has become a luxury – it means you have land – and not a necessity. But cooking, no matter how much take-out you eat, is still a labor-intensive and critical chore.
 
Another element of cooking and food, it is by its nature, the aspect of our lives that is the most involved with shipping, transporting, and importing. True we get crude oil from overseas and clothes from Asia. But we don’t consume clothing on a daily basis, and no matter how much you drive, your oil intake doesn’t compare to your food intake in terms of carbon and waste. 
 
 
With all of the above in mind I came to think about the idea of looking back at my year in food. There are two times of the year when Jews take stock. At Passover we clear out our homes obliterating any crumbs of leaven, preparing to reenact the Exodus from Egypt. And, during the Ten Days of Repentance, between Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur, we again take stock, obliterating any crumbs in our soul as we prepare to leave the bad behind and head into a year focused on the good. 
 
In the familiar mode of the Yom Kippur viddui, the confessional, I present a list of reflections. These reflections range from the lighthearted to the serious and are to be read to awaken thought and mindfulness in one of the most important areas of our lives – and our souls - how and what we put in to our bodies:
 
For the offense of 
eating and running
For the abuse of
white sugar
For the lie of 
“one ‘last’ piece of pie”
For the shortsightedness of eating
fruit imported from half-way across the globe
For the lack of fortitude in 
ignoring the warnings and drinking a 64oz Slurpee
For seeking comfort
in that childhood favorite that wasn’t meant for an adult stomach
For the violation 
of eating in front of the TV
For fooling ourselves in saying
“I’ll do any extra thirty minutes on the tread mill” 
For not checking 
the pantry before going shopping
For ignoring the prophet Michael Pollan
in eating California lettuce in the eastern time zone
For setting the wrong example and
giving-in to the whining and buying those cookies
For forgetting 
our bags
For wastefully
not clipping coupons
For pretending that this time 
I’ll wash-up in the morning before I go to work
For thinking of myself and not the world
by using disposable pans and plastic plates
For buying 
that fish even though there may not be any left in 5 years
For not trying
new foods
For not using 
an oven mitt and burning yourself for the ‘millionth time’
For tasting 
and not washing the spoon
For double dipping
For not 
using leftovers
 
For all of these and more. For the sins that hurt others and those that hurt me. For each one I am sorry. I will try harder in the year to come to improve myself, my family and my home, the planet Earth, through my kitchen and my belly. Through these behaviors I hope to bring tikkun – a corrected state on God’s Earth.

Social Bookmarks

About the Author

Rabbi Mordechai Rackover

Mordechai (Michael) Rackover is a husband, a father and an orthodox rabbi serving as a chaplain at a major U.S. university. He also loves to cook. In his posts he tries to express some of his love, while sharing the occasional moment of creativity that he might be blessed with.

He also writes about food, food culture, as well as the spiritual and physical impact of some of our habits and mania.
 
As a man and a rabbi he hopes to show that a man’s place is in the kitchen and that as a role model and caregiver, to his children, his spouse, his students, and himself, he takes that place with responsibility and love. 
 
He blogs at www.frumfoodie.com and you can follow his more frequent observations on twitter - @mrackover.

Comments (4)

  • venyov
    05 October 2011 at 15:39 |

    Thank you for the info! We can't avoid all the chemicals in food but we can still control what we eat and make choices how to look and feel.

  • ima2seven
    05 October 2011 at 16:31 |

    This is a great piece! I was hoping to read down your list and add a clever one or two myself, but I think you have covered them all! Shana Tova, and may we all do proper kitchen teshuva.

  • Doctor
    11 October 2011 at 12:30 |

    I really enjoyed this! it gave me food for thought for Yom Kippur!

  • CookMama
    31 October 2011 at 10:41 |

    What a great article! Very creative! I just got a chance to check out cookkosher-it's been a while-and I am going to print this out and put it up in the kitchen to remind myself and family to make better choices!

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.

Web Development Developed by Joomi
RADesign Designed by RADesign
zest CookKosher is a Zest Group project