What is Tashlich?
Tashlich is the ceremony of symbolically tossing one’s sins into a body of water.
When does it take place?
Tashlich usually takes place on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, although it can be performed until Hoshana Raba which occurs at the end of the festival of Sukkot.
How is Tashlich done?
The ceremony consists of reciting prayers asking God to treat us with mercy. Some people have the tradition of throwing pieces of bread, representing one’s sins, into the water while others forbid this practice feeling that it is superstitious in nature.
The first paragraph of Tashlich is below:
Thoughts about Tashlich
- What would you like to throw away this year? What actions or words do you regret?
- How does it feel to rid oneself of regretful actions?
- Do you feel that symbolically tossing out your regrets is enough?