Asking the Clergy about resolutions
Is there a scriptural basis for New Year's resolutions and turning over a new leaf?
Rabbi Glenn Jacob, Temple Am Echad, Lynbrook:
In our Jewish tradition, yes, there is a basis for turning over a new leaf at the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah. But, no, not for the secular New Year. There's always a reason to turn from destructive ways to a more positive path. It is not ritual but is...