It’s the Jewish New Year, and every new year provides us with an opportunity to create new resolutions. So why not resolve to finish your screenplay by Christmas or Hannukah right now! If we can be of service, check the website for various tools — or use what you already have. Our motto is “don’t get it right, get it written.”
Last week was the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, one of the High Holy days in the Jewish Lexicon. Yom Kippur, the day of repentance begins 10 days after, on the evening of October 7. During that 10-day period Jews are supposed to make amends and try to right difficult situations. On the actual day, if you are religious you don’t eat, you sit in shul, pray and reflect on your life.
One of my earliest memories is of sitting in shul next to my grandfather who wore a tallis (a fringed prayer shawl) and playing with the fringes and making up stories about each sin the little strings had committed, and whether or not God would forgive them. My grandfather was a powerful, successful lawyer, with movie star clients, and so to see him sincerely asking for forgiveness made a big impression on me. As a result, I have always based my evaluation on powerful men on whether or not they have the capacity to ask for forgiveness.
I attach an article about the Jewish holidays that is short and informative:
Whether and however you celebrate any new year – resolve to write!