Pesach at the Bowens’

Shalom folks! Today I thought I’d share a few photos and experiences of Pesach here in the Bowen home. I was invited to attend two different Pesach seders, however my wife’s work schedule made it impossible for me to attend. That’s the harsh reality of Project Conversion: I can’t do everything. What I can do though, […]

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Passover

Pesach (Passover) is arguably the most important Jewish holiday. Beginning at sundown on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan (that’s April 18th for us this year) and lasting through the 22nd, Pesach marks the evening in which the angel of the Lord fell upon Egypt and killed the first born of every home […]

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The Jewish Stream

Michael J. Solender, my Jewish Mentor, could see the confusion on my face as I tried to follow four simultaneous conversations going on…in the library, and not quietly. This exchange included an older gentleman from South Africa, a young lady (probably late teens, early twenties), Michael, and another woman who works at the library. I’m not sure […]

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Andrew the Ascetic?

Reality check, 1…2…3. I wasn’t sure what to write about for today’s post until I showed up for my math class last night. In case you’re new around here, I’m also a “non-traditional” college student. As soon as I walked into the classroom, my instructor handed me a slip of paper. “You need to get […]

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Food: The Glue of Jewish Culture

Three aspects serve as the cornerstones of Jewish life: Torah, Family, and Food. Indeed, food is the glue that ties the Jewish people together and likely to be the focal point of any social gathering. What strikes me most about the culinary culture is that, like the Jewish people themselves, their recipes are derivatives of the cultures […]

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