Last week, the Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Have you made any new year’s resolutions this High Holiday season?” Of the 124 people who responded, 48% said “no,” 31% said “yes” and 21% said “not yet.” Comments were submitted by 20 people. A few follow.
I associate the High Holidays with atonement rather than resolutions, and I did approach someone with whom I’d had a misunderstanding.
I resolved to love my wife even more, but I’m not sure that’s possible.
It helps to have a holiday to remind you to commit to something that you should do anyway.
Hoping to always talk less, to listen more … to be kinder and to, hopefully, make a positive
My resolutions are more connected to study and prayer — refreshing my Hebrew and reading more of it during services — than when I make resolutions for the secular year.
Resolutions at the new year are easily broken and most often are! Better to strive daily and pray.
The comparison of Rosh Hashanah to the customs of the secular new year is inappropriate. It’s not the same kind of new year.
Never do! Just aim to be the best I can be every day.
Will be speaking out more about various matters of concern.
Learn more. Speak less. PJC