noun tash·lik \ˈtäshliḵ\
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Definition of tashlik



  1. :  a symbolic propitiatory rite that is celebrated by Orthodox Jews traditionally on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah and that consists in assembling along the banks of a running stream, reciting Micah 7:18–20 and penitential prayers, and shaking one's garments as if casting one's sins into the water to be washed or swept away

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Origin and Etymology of tashlik

Hebrew tashlīkh thou will cast (as in Micah 7:19), 2d singular imperfect or hishlīkh to cast

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