How to celebrate Tashlich at Midbar Kodesh Temple (also: what's Tashlich?)

September 11, 2017

 

 Tashlich is the symbolic casting off of sins, and for Midbar Kodesh Temple members, it will be observed on Tuesday, September 26 at 5:30 PM at Cornerstone Park at 1600 Wigwam Parkway between Valle Verde and Stephanie.  Midbar Kodesh Temple religious school children, their parents and other members of the congregation and community are invited to join and bring a dairy picnic dinner for this short ceremony, which has become a popular shared experience for the members of Midbar Kodesh Temple. 

 

Tashlich, literally means "casting off" in Hebrew. The ritual involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread into a body of flowing water. Just as the water carries away the bits of bread, so too, are sins symbolically carried away, giving each who participates the hope to begin a new year with a clean slate.

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