With a newer twist, a Rosh Hashana tradition aims to ‘repair the sea’
By Divya Kumar
Tampa Bay Times
September 9, 2021
On the heels of this week’s Jewish new year, groups around the world will celebrate with an environmental theme.
About five years ago, Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, director of Suncoast Hillels, was speaking to a group of Eckerd College students about the meaning of Tashlich, a ceremony performed during Rosh Hashana, the first of the Jewish High Holy Days.
The ceremony traditionally includes tossing bread crumbs or pebbles into a body of water to symbolically cast off the previous year’s sins. It also begins a time of prayer, reflection and forgiveness before Yom Kippur, which takes place Sept. 15 this year.