Every person has roots; celebrate yours, your spouse's, and whichever of humanity's move and inspire you. Perhaps most importantly, know why you do what you do. My dear friends, you are free to choose. Feel empowered. You can have your latkes and eat them too.
If, or rather, when, they leave us, it doesn't mean they love us any less. And perhaps it means we come to love them even more.
It is the new year, as celebrated by some of our ancestors. One more journey around the sun. Time to take stock.