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Tashlich

Guide to Tashlich

יָשׁוּב יְרַחֲמֵנוּ, יִכְבֹּשׁ עֲוֺנֹתֵינוּ; וְתַשְׁלִיךְ בִּמְצֻלוֹת יָם, כָּל חַטֹּאותָם

“G-d will again have compassion upon us; G-d will subdue our iniquities; and Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” -Micah 7:19

How to Do Tashlich: 11 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow

This verse from the Prophet Micah gives us a textual basis for the ritual of Tashlich where we cast pieces of bread that represent our sins into a body of water.

When: Tashlich can be performed from the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah through Hoshanah Rabbah. Tashlich should be done after Mincha in the afternoon and should not be done at night.

Where: Tashlich should be done near a natural body of water where fish live. Rivers, lakes, and even the ocean are ideal spots for doing Tashlich.  Click here to choose the best Tashlich pathway for you.

How: It’s easy! Once you find a great spot, bring some bread with you. Take off little pieces and throw them into the water.

A pamphlet with the prayers for reciting Tashlich can be found here.

Tashlich is a beautiful custom that is easy and fun to do with your family. We hope that you will take some time and perform this ritual with your families. From all of us at Beth El, we wish you and your families a happy, healthy, and sweet new year.

Shana Tova U’m’tukah!

שנה טובה ומתוקה!

 

Sun, September 20 2020 2 Tishrei 5781