's Question of the Day

What is one thing you are totally committed to changing this new year?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Comments (30)

(19) Nancy, September 14, 2018 9:13 PM

There's no bli neder here!

This year I want to become proficient at writing Hebrew. I want to be able to write AND READ all of the Hebrew letters in both block print and script. It may take longer than a year to achieve this goal, but it WILL be accomplished!!

(18) Anonymous, September 14, 2018 11:45 AM

This year I want to make a list of the many ways I would like to improve and try, at least once a day, to succeed in each of them. The list is great but so is Gd, Gmar Chatima Tova to all :)

(17) Diane Benzler, September 13, 2018 9:40 PM

My Attitude

I've had a lot of poor health and misfortune in my life, and sometimes I tend to justify a bad way of thinking. I'd like to seek forgiveness from the one's whom I offended and show them real love and patience.

(16) Anonymous, September 13, 2018 4:25 PM

My 1 BIG Change for ever starting this year

After many years of fighting battles with myself often for other people's cruelty, I have decided that I will start to be kinder to myself, from that I will grow and be able to help those who need help.

(15) Nikki Barch, September 13, 2018 2:01 PM

my mind

(14) Nathan, September 13, 2018 12:44 PM

Commitment for the new year

Character growth and development through study and service work and other deeds, I want to begin studying Hebrew

(13) J Fisher, September 13, 2018 2:03 AM

Give back

Committed to being more grateful for that with which I have been blessed, and giving back to my little corner of the world.

(12) Shoshanna USA, September 12, 2018 8:51 PM


I will work harder concerning the issue of encouraging and teaching homeless children to stay in school. In addition, I support everyone's right to literacy including incarcerated youth offenders. I want to ensure that they have access to books.

(11) Norman Snyder, September 12, 2018 6:41 PM

C-A-S-H (it's an acronym)

Nothing to do with money. I have four things to work on this year: Courage - Anticipation - Significance - Helpfulness. Most are self-explanatory--but the one on Anticipation means to be less reactive, and more of a shaper of events.

(10) Beryl N., September 12, 2018 5:00 PM

I don’t know.

(9) CHARLENE ARIK, September 12, 2018 4:57 PM


(8) Reuven Frank, September 12, 2018 4:54 PM

Treating my wife better!

I got married during this past year after being divorced for over 19 years.
There is a lot to relearn about living with another human being, despite the fact that we are so compatible.

I am REALLY hoping to reign in my anger "issues" as much as humanly possible.
I am, of course, hoping that all these good qualities that I will develop in dealing with my *bashiert* will carry over into my dealings with ALL the people I come in contact with:
friends, relatives, acquaintances, colleagues, et cetera.

(7) Michel Heim, September 12, 2018 4:47 PM


I read Hebrew very well, but never taught to understand it.
I am fed up of reading my prayers and can only understand about 10% of it all.
So his NEW YEAR I am adamant I will change that and hopefully be fluent in Hebrew speaking and understanding.B"H

(6) Anonymous, September 12, 2018 4:43 PM


I am tired of hearing how "Jews rule the world." If that were the case, we would never hear another disparaging word --- from Anyone! I am sick of Jews being the scapegoat for the uneducated..even the educated who speak without thinking. I am dedicated to seeing the White Supremacists in the White House and in Congress GONE FIREVER!!!

Dr. Lyone, September 12, 2018 8:25 PM

Ahavat Yisroel--The Love of Israel

This kind of intolerant (and ignorant) statement makes me so sad. Our current President, Mr. Trump, has done more for Jews and Israel than any other President since Harry Truman--in actions, not just words. Whether it has been moving the US embassy to Israel's REAL capital city, Jerusalem, or defunding the UNRWA that has prolonged Palestinian suffering and false hopes for generations--he has demonstrated the willingness to do what other presidents merely promised and put off. He has acted to support Israel, thus securing God's blessings for America and for himself.
In addition, Mr. Trump's appointment of Nikki Haley as ambassador to the UN has done so much to place this administration's love for Israel on the world stage.
If only American Jews loved Israel as much as Mr. Trump!! The love of Israel and of fellow Jews is part and parcel of being more observant-- for Jews, and for many Christians, as well. I hope that we can all increase in this crucial mitzvah this year.

Raymond, September 13, 2018 1:43 AM

I Could Not Agree More with You

Dr Lyone, I could not agree more with you. It boggles my mind how even one Jew, let alone the vast majority of American Jews, do not appreciate the fact that Donald just may be THE most pro-Israel President that America has ever produced. Honestly, I cannot think of how Donald could possibly be more pro-Israel than he already is. So what is he supposed to think, when there are still so many Jews who do not support him? About the only explanation I can come up with is that such Jews do not care about, or realize the tremendous value of, our Jewish State of Israel. Such Jews have no sense of our history, and have apparently forgotten about the Holocaust.

Judy Fisher, September 13, 2018 1:58 AM

Being pro-Israel is NOT enough

If being pro Israel is the only reason one needs to still supports Donald Trump, then I suggest they move to Israel.

Donald Trump is the most corrupt person to ever stain the Oval Office.

I am totally committed to fighting for honesty in government, ridding the media of bogus propaganda and conspiracy theories, and unmasking anyone who perpetuates any of it on social media or mass media.

Raymond, September 13, 2018 2:04 PM

Totally Committed

Those Jews who do not appreciate Donald are totally committed to opposing Israel, ridding the media of any traces of non-politically correct thought, and unmasking anyone who perpetuates the greatness of America.

Judy Fisher, September 13, 2018 2:11 PM

Tunnel Vision

Israel is not the only issue. If you are a compassionate human being and honestly live by the tenets of Judaism, than you must be a loving and tolerant person. How can you possibly watch the demomonization of American values, the rise of white Supremacy and the demolition of protection of our most vulnerable citizens, our environment and our freedoms all in the name of supporting Israel. Keep doing what you're doing and it will be the 1930's in Germany all over again.

Raymond, September 13, 2018 2:24 PM

Pathology of Leftism

Here we see the complete pathology of Leftism, right on display, that equates the most pro-Israel President in all of human history, with nazi Germany. In such a twisted, upside down world, black is white, good is evil, existence is non-existence, and if anybody dares to challenge such complete distortions of reality, they are called narrow-minded and racist.

Nancy, September 14, 2018 9:14 PM

To commenter Judy Fisher

Are you a social worker? I used to work with someone named Judy Fisher.

(5) Gershom, September 12, 2018 3:55 PM

Trying to educate people.

I'm committed - to continue trying educate people that - G-D --- wants - good - sound - Torah Teaching. Not - Torah Teaching - that sounds good.?
And to consider that - “There are two ways to be fooled: One - is to believe - what isn’t true.
The other - is to refuse to believe - what is true”. - Soren Kierkegaard.
Knowing how - to choose the difference - is critical. - Me.
And additionally to consider - what an Anonymous person said: You - may be - the only Bible teaching - people are ever exposed to. ?
So - be careful - how you present yourself - to others. In order that - they don't get the wrong impression - of what G-D is - and what a Jew is.

Gershom, September 12, 2018 4:01 PM


Just a note that - the question marks - were Emojis - that were inserted at the end of the sentence.
However - apparently - they are not able to be processed - by Aishs server. They are - not meant - to show questioning the statement.

Raymond, September 12, 2018 6:49 PM

Gershom's Dashes

I am committed to getting GershoM to stop writing in dashes.

Gershom, September 13, 2018 7:17 AM

Spiritually rewarding endeavors.

Raymond - it's commendable and laudable - when someone is able to commit to - a worthy endeavor.
May I suggest however - that something more spiritually oriented - like - learning G-Ds Torah Commandments and Laws. Just might be - spiritually more rewarding.
I could also suggest - learning the Laws of Yom Kippur. Which I'm again learning for 5779. Which also prompts me - to apologize - that my hopefully - venial sin of annoying you - will be forgiven - by you.
And by doing so - may G-D - bless you with all you need - spiritually - mentally - emotionally - physically - and financially

(4) Anonymous, September 12, 2018 1:30 PM

finding an age-appropriate mitzvah!

I have been working with children on a volunteer basis for many years, but no longer have the stamina! I'm in my mid-80s.

Anonymous, September 12, 2018 4:09 PM

Ask G-D - to show you how to do it.

Being in your mid-80's - is an invaluable asset - to the younger generation. As you have - so much knowledge that you can impart.
Have you considered a different amount of time - spent? Or - maybe doing something - in a different venue - that will not be so strenuous? Yet - provide the skill and knowledge assets you have - to younger people - who these days - desperately need the kind of guidance - you can provide.
Ask G-D - to provide for you - and show you a way to complete a mitzvah.

(3) Ven, September 12, 2018 1:29 PM

Putting more time, at lease 2 hours a day, studying the Torah and learning some Hebrew.

(2) Howard, September 12, 2018 1:05 PM


Try to be more observant in my daily life

(1) Tony, September 12, 2018 10:17 AM

Every time I pray

I will try to pray in absolute awe and joy, because I am speaking to the Creator of all there is and who is greater than the sum of all things.


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