Photo Friday: Our Ancestors in Days Long Ago

Stand for Israel  |  September 3, 2021

Tashlikh on beaches of Tel Aviv, 1928
(Photo: Shimon Korbman)

“You will again have compassion on us;
you will tread our sins underfoot
and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
You will be faithful to Jacob,
and show love to Abraham,
as you pledged an oath to our ancestors
in days long ago.” (Micah 7:19-20)

The above verse references a Jewish ritual called Tashlikh (Hebrew for “cast off”) performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that is fast approaching. On Tashlikh, worshipers symbolically cast their sins into a natural body of water.

Here, in this photograph from 1928 in the Holy Land, Jewish worshipers on the beach in Tel Aviv read from prayer books and observe Tashlikh, as their “ancestors in days long ago.” Shabbat shalom, friends.

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