variants: or tashlich \ ˈtäshliḵ \
plural -s

Definition of tashlik

: 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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History and Etymology for tashlik

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

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“Tashlik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tashlik. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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