1. I loved this one, and I learned a bit more about Rosh Hashanah, so thank you! It reminded me of a children’s book I came across (I collect ones about various religious holidays for my daughter to learn about them). “New Year At The Pier” by April Halprin Wayland is adorable, and tells of this very ceremony.

    1. I’m so glad you loved it, Traci, thank you for your kind words. I need more books about Jewish and Christian holidays to read to my little one so thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Now I understand why we should go to the beach or a body of water so we can cast off. I truly enjoy learning about different ways other religion observe things.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Candy! Yes, I especially love looking at Jewish holidays to connect them back to my faith in Jesus.

  3. Wow! I love the imagery of throwing bread into the ocean to signify Jesus casting our sins into “The Sea of Forgetfulness”. I’ve never celebrated this holiday, but it sounds like an interesting experience.

    1. Hi Kristin! The “sea of forgetfulness” imagery has always been so special for me, I’m so happy that spoke to you. I highly recommend looking into celebrating Rosh Hashanah next year. P.S. apples and honey are traditional food for Rosh Hashanah so the Apple Cinnamon biscuits you recently made on your blog would be perfect for next year 😉 I appreciate your comment!

  4. Quite the opposite of casting bread on the water and it returning after many days, I have studied Rosh Hashanah bit I had not hear of Taschlich.

    1. Yes it’s not the same as in Ecclesiastes. This is more tradition than Biblical but it paints a picture of us casting off sin. Some even use pebbles.

    2. Thanks for your comment, Rebecca! I made this same observation when I was doing my research for taschlich. I’m not sure where exactly the bread tradition comes from for this particular ceremony, but I’m curious to look into it further. And ditto everything Diane said, pebbles are great 🙂

  5. Love, love, love this post and your site. I love learning about Hebrew History and the festivals. This is new insight and my heart is bursting!!!
    Thanks Diana and Amani, I’m Praying God’s blessing over your lives, your writing, and ministries.
    I came today via Holley Gerth’s linkup.
    Much love,
    ~Sherry Stahl

    1. Aww Sherry, thank you SO much for this sweet comment!! I am so happy you loved the post — and Diane’s site is awesome, isn’t it?! God’s blessings on you as well 🙂

  6. Thank you for teaching us about taschlich moments. I love the visual of casting bread into the water to as a sign of repentance. Blessed to have you at #TellHisStory.

    1. One cannot appropriate their own culture Nonya. I am a Jew. If Christians wish to show appreciation for Jewish practice and join them in a beautiful ceremony, then why stop them? Many Jews join their Christian friends for their special ceremonies. My own family did. So why is appreciation appropriation?

  7. In the book of Exodus we see God tell the Hebrews the new year is spring. Where does it say to celebrate in fall? Who changed it? Are we not to add or take away from His Word?

    1. There are actually more than one new year, much like in the US we have multiple new years for things such as a new tax year, a new fiscal year, a new calendar year, etc. In Israel there were new years for trees, new years for kings when the reign of one king would be counted as beginning to ending, etc. So this is not replacing one. It is just a different type.

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