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Sep 4 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Remembering What Matters

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adina kay-gross rosh hasnaha resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from contributing editor Adina Kay-Gross.

I’ve been thinking about this for weeks. I almost decided I couldn’t write a resolution for this Rosh Hashanah because there are too many things I want to do differently, too much I want to change. I wasn’t sure how to write something short and sweet and meaningful when what I need is a gansa megillah to explain all the ways in which I hope 5774 is so, so different from my 5773.

Then this picture was taken on a family vacation last week, and I decided to let it dictate my resolution and remind me of what matters: more laughing, more love, more wine.

Shanah Tovah

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Big Plans & One Big Maybe

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alexis kort rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Alexis Kort.

I’ve got big plans for 5774: read a book, go to yoga, see a movie with my husband, give more money to tzedakah, and WEAN my little girl. Also, maybe get pregnant.

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Liking Myself More

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tzipporah rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Tzipporah La Fianza.

This year I’ve decided to like myself. I just turned 33 and it occurred to me that I have spent most of those 33 years trying to become something, change something, aspire to something, and it has left me with a constant feeling of never being happy with who I am. So this year I’ve decided to find the things I *do* like about myself and to honor them. To find a way to be in the moment with myself.

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Good Things, More Often

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To gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Elissa Strauss.

Most years I sit back and consider all the things I can do better, you know, as the tradition goes. But this year I am thinking of trying to do good things, more often. Specifically, I would like to make a point of making sure I let the people who I love and admire know it more often. I know this isn’t traditional repentance, but I would like to think that by focusing on doing more good I am acknowledging all the time I spend on jealousy, judgement, and resentment.

Perhaps this is because I am so exhausted by the first year of parenting that I just don’t have the energy to go too deep. Or maybe, on a more positive note, it is because being a parent has made the world so much brighter and I want to make sure I am actively sharing that light.

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Sep 3 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: More Resolutions from Our Readers!

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cori rosh hashanah resolution

To gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here are resolutions from three of our readers.

From Cori, Levittown, NY: 

My husband and I have an interfaith marriage. My oldest son is currently having some issues with organized religion in general, but specifically with Judaism at this time (possibly related to bar mitzvah lessons). His Jewish identity is practically non-existent. This year I would like to help him through this and hopefully strengthen his Jewish identity, but at the very least resolve some of his confusion and doubt. In doing so, I hope that my littles will also develop a stronger Jewish identity. Read the rest of this entry →

Aug 30 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: A Wish for the Community

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melissa braunstein rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Melissa Braunstein.

For 5774, I resolve to be better about going to bed early and always getting enough sleep. When I’m well rested, everything seems to fall into place. But when I’m underslept, I’m less patient and less likely to be the person–and parent–I aspire to be.

I’d also like to offer a Rosh Hashannah wish for the Kveller community: In the year ahead, may we all be the parents and role models we aspire to be. May all of our loved ones be safe and healthy. May all the women yearning for babies grow large and round, and may those of us already blessed to be parents regularly feel tickled by our children’s company. Let the old year with all its curses end; let the new year with all its blessings begin!

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Focusing on My Marriage

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rivki silver rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Rivki Silver.

My resolution this year is to make my marriage more of a priority. I spend the vast majority of my time worrying about and taking care of my children, and little by little, I have neglected my relationship with my (wonderful) husband. So this year, I want to focus on the reasons I think he’s great, and on making sure that he knows that I know that he’s fabulous.

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Finding Myself Again

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melissa cohen rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Melissa Cohen.

I’ve got three children, and for the first time this fall, all three of them will be in school. Granted, my 3-year-old will be at preschool only two mornings a week, but it’s more than just the time. I’m suddenly at a point where I don’t have a baby anymore. I’m not pregnant, I’m still nursing a nominal amount, but my children are all potty trained, I no longer carry a diaper bag, and I just got rid of all of my board books.

My Rosh Hashanah resolution this year isn’t to be a better mother or a better wife.  My resolution this year is to figure out who I am, now that being Mama isn’t quite so all encompassing.  I’m going to listen to music I like, as loud as I want. I’m going to finish my book proposal and start sending it out to agents. I’m going to be a little bit selfish, a little bit of the time. Motherhood is demanding and intense. Especially when the kids are little, it’s easy to get lost in the diapers and bedtime and constantly being needed. My resolution for this New Year is to find myself again.

Got your own resolutions? Tweet them @Kveller with the hashtag #RoshRes.

Aug 29 2013

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Blog More!

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emily wolperTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from our writer Emily Wolper.

My resolution is to write more blog posts for Kveller. Quite seriously, I think about possible posts every day and I want to get these ideas out of my head and into the blogosphere. I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to share my thoughts with Kveller readers and I’m hoping to do more writing!

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Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Fit and Forty

By at 11:38 am

ronnie koenig rosh hashanah resolutionTo gear up for the High Holidays this year, we’re asking our writers and readers for their Rosh Hashanah Resolution. Here’s one from Kveller writer Ronnie Koenig.

Since I’m turning 40 this year (holy sh*t!), my resolution is to spend this year leading up to my birthday getting in the best possible shape of my life! I want to be in great health, have more energy for my toddler twins, oh, and look really cute in jean shorts.

Got your own resolutions? Tweet them @Kveller with the hashtag #RoshRes.

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