Sunday, October 02, 2016

Erev Rosh Hashonah

Tonight at sundown, we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is customary during Rosh Hashonah to start fresh and cast your sins into the water.  This is called the tradition of Tashlikh.  Here is a group of women on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York, 1910, performing this rite.

New York, 1910.  NYC Vintage Images
Another group of people, reading the traditional prayer while throwing bread into the water.  1909, New York.

Tashlikh.  1909.  New York.  NYC Vintage Images

Since Larry and I are in the Pacific Northwest this Rosh Hashanah, we will be tossing crackers into Elliot Bay as we take the ferry from Bainbridge Island to Seattle to cast off our sins for the year. The seagulls should love it!

Best wishes to all my friends and family for a good New Year. L' Shana Tovah.

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