rosh hashanah resolution

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: A Wish for the Community


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 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!

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

Melissa Langsam Braunstein

Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is now a freelance writer. She writes primarily about parenting and pop culture for a variety of publications, including Acculturated, where she is a Staff Writer. She shares her writing at and tweets as @slowhoneybee. Melissa lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and delightful daughters.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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