Tashlich is the symbolic gesture of Teshuvah or repentance, when we empty our pockets of our sins and cast them away. Tashlich literally means “casting off” and involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or the lint in our pockets into a body of water.
If you are near a natural body of water, you can do Tashlich there. If not, the kitchen sink or a garden hose will do. Just as the water carries away the bits of bread, so, too, are our sins symbolically carried away.
If only it were that easy! We take this time to reflect on our mistakes. In addition to our sins, we have negative baggage that we carry around every day. Fears, stubbornness, anger, competitiveness… feelings inside of us that we perhaps needed at one point, but we are ready to let go of. Lightening our load of bad feeling and making space for good and positive energy will allow us to go into this new year with a clean slate and have more peace in our daily life.
Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.
Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.
Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.