We have a seemingly strange custom to go to the waters on Rosh HaShana day, to say a prayer and “throw away” our sins.
… וְתַשְׁלִיךְ בִמְצֻלוֹת יָם כָּל־חַטֹּאתָם
We stand by the waters full of life, turn our hearts and declare, “Who is like You, oh God, Who grants us another chance to begin?”
We only need pause to look closer into those waters, until we can’t see. Your vastness of glory is beyond our sight.
We will look inside ourselves, and search to refine our ways, as we stand in awe of Your mercy and might.
We may just come near, but perhaps what we really need, is to open ourselves to everything around us, and hear.
רַֽנְּנ֣וּ צַ֖דִּיקִים בַּֽ-הֹ לַ֜יְשָׁרִ֗ים נָאוָ֥ה תְהִלָּֽה
שִׁ֣ירוּ ל֖וֹ שִׁ֣יר חָדָ֑שׁ הֵיטִ֥יבוּ נַ֜גֵּ֗ן בִּתְרוּעָֽה…
Tashlich is full of song. Hearken to the Music of Teshuva, let it flow!
Kesiva v’Chasima Tova, CHAZAK!
*Music composed and performed by Miriam Leah