rosh hashanah resolution

Rosh Hashanah Resolution: Remembering What Matters

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 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

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

Adina Kay-Gross

Adina Kay-Gross is Kveller's special projects editor and one of Kveller’s contributing editors. She is also a writing consultant at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion and The Covenant Foundation. Adina earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University and has been published in a number of literary magazines as well as in Slate, Tablet, The Jewish Week and The Forward. Adina is currently editing an anthology that explores interpretations of the modern Jewish mother and she lives in the suburbs of New York with her husband Jonathan, her twin girls, and her menschy dog.

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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