Tashlikh: Casting Away Our Sins | Congregation Beth Am

Tashlikh: Casting Away Our Sins

The prophet Micah said, “God will take us back in love and will cover up our wrongs; God will cast into the depths of the sea all of our sins” (7:19).

As partners with God in the process of teshuvah (repentance and return), it is customary to gather on Rosh Hashanah afternoon to perform Tashlikh (“casting off”), the ritual of tossing bread crumbs into a flowing body of water to symbolically cast away our sins. We’ll meet at the Palo Alto Baylands Sailing Station for a brief service and time for reflection. You may want to bring an umbrella to provide shade. In order to protect wildlife, the park rangers have requested that we use only very fine bread crumbs, which will be provided.

Download a map of the Baylands.

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