Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Under The Wire

We are getting our Tashlich ceremony in, today, just under the wire at sundown Oct. 6. That is truly the end of the Days of Awe, when the book is really closed for the coming year. The Tashlich ceremony consists of throwing bread crumbs (representing sin, misgivings, mistakes from the past year) into a moving body of water with fish. The moving water washes the sins away; the fish represent the eye of G-d who is watching. The prayerbook is ready, along with the breadcrumbs and a plastic fish. We will do it in our pool before sunset. We hope the rest of the year is good, probably hoping for something slightly less emotional than the first 12 days have proven to be.