taschlich (TAHSH-lich) listen


  • n. The custom of reciting penitential prayers and throwing breadcrumbs (symbolizing sins) into a body of moving water on the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

Example Sentences

  • "We always do tashlich at the river."

  • "So we'll all meet for Tashlich by the stream at 4:30, OK—and don't forget your siddur." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • תשליך

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings


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