Achieve One Thing



Describe one thing you’d like to achieve by this time next year. Why is this important to you?

The intense focus on death during the holiday period runs the risk of turning morbid. “Who will live, and who will die?” asks the Rosh Hashanah liturgy. “Who by fire, and who by water?”

When we think about death, we think about life, and we think about all the things it’s possible to do with our lives. We start to ask ourselves, what haven’t we done yet–and then we take those questions and, in the next year, we seize the opportunities. It’s the emphatic message of the High Holiday season: We can change. And we can change anything.

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Q05. Have you had any spiritual,
artistic, or cultural experiences this past year?

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Q07. How would you like to improve yourself, your life, next year?
Any advice you received that could help?


 is a national project that asks people to answer a question a day online for 10 days during the 

High Holidays

. It offers a new way for Jews and people of all backgrounds to slow down and reflect. Answers are emailed to a secure online vault just after 

Yom Kippur

; next year, just before 

Rosh Hashanah

 starts, answers are sent back to participants and the whole process begins again. 
Register here.

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