Definition: Tashlikh (pronounced: tahsh-leekh); Hebrew; noun
1. Casting off.
Why I love this word:
A Jewish rite, performed on the afternoon usually of the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The custom is to go to a large, natural flowing water (such as a river, lake or sea, etc), and 'throw' into it all previous year's sins. This is an interpretation of the bible ceremony: "You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea."
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