Rosh Hashanah in 1909 on the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City. In this photo, Jews are seen reciting Tashlich by the East River. Tashlich translates to ‘cast off’, which is the act of casting off our sins by prayer next to a body of water and sometimes symbolically throwing crumbs of bread.

Photo: Library of Congress

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