January 13, 2006

Would It Kill You to Make Some New Year's Resolutions?

I've only just now made it through many of those year-end, best-of lists adding movies to my Netlfix queue, downloading a couple of new albums from iTunes and making a note of some books to catch up on before another year passes.

Then I started to wonder. At Rosh Hashana, do Jewish people make year-end lists? I went to Hebrew school, I'm married to a rabbi, and I can't answer this question. Did anyone in my Temple ever make a list of the best movies of, say, 5760? Or are best-of lists purely a function of Gregorian calendar regularity? Are Chinese people making their year-end lists before January 29th?

During the high holidays in the fall look for my year-end lists of the best Jewish everything. While I won't give away any surprises, Steven Spielberg's Munich is the movie to beat.

Posted by Doug at January 13, 2006 11:33 AM