The tradition of Tashlikh
has Jews gather alongside a body of water on the first day of Rosh Hashanah to "cast their sins into the sea" and thus spiritually renew themselves in preparation for the Day of Atonement. Women participated even in the traditional Eastern European shtetl
, as this photo of women performing Tashlikh
in Lithuania circa 1920s indicates.
Photographer: Blue-White Service
Institution: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research