Sunday, September 21, 2008



On the afternoon of Rosh HaShanah, we go to a body of water to perform Tashlich. At its core, Tashlich is simply the act of reciting the verse, “And You shall throw all of our sins into the depths of the sea.”

Performing this practice evokes the memory of the Akeidah (binding of Isaac), because the midrash teaches that Avraham and Yitzchak passed through a neck-deep river on their way to the Akeidah, thereby demonstrating their faith and perseverance.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 583:2; Mishneh Berurah 583:8)

Have a great day,

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