The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah and Tashlikh

By: ralphbarrera

Sep 30 2008

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:16mm
ISO:250
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 

 Jewish members of Texas Hillel celebrate Tashlikh, a long-standing Jewish practice performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The previous year’s sins are symbolically “cast off” by throwing pieces of bread, or a similar food item, into a natural body of flowing water, in this case the Turtle Pond on the University of Texas campus located on Inner Campus Drive north of the UT Tower.

photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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One comment on “The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah and Tashlikh”

  1. Hi Ralph,

    We’d be interested in using your photo to run with a story about High Holy Day traditions in our upcoming issue. Please let me know if this would be a possibility.

    Thank you,

    Jessica Hanewinckel


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