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09/13/2103

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RELIGION BRIEFS Cutline: Temple Emanu-El members and guests symbolically cast away their sins by throwing pieces of bread into the water at Twin Lakes Park. Contributed photo TEMPLE MEMBERS MARK A BEAUTIFUL TASHLICH EVENING Lightning flashed and thunder rumbled in the distance, but the rain stayed away as 80 Temple Emanu-El members and friends gathered Saturday evening, Sept. 7, "for a beautiful Tashlich service at Twin Lakes Park," a news release says. honey and a picnic dinner, the release adds, "with delicious desserts provided by the Ritual Committee." The evening concluded with a special blessing for Lisa Thomas and David Abolafia, who had celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary the Rabbi Brenner Glickman explained the sig- night before — as well as friendly socializing nificance of Tashlich. Based on the prophet and a havdalah service separating the SabMicah's promise that God will "hurl our sins bath from the week ahead, the release says. into the depths of the sea," the High Holy Day ceremony allows participants to symbolically Temple Emanu-El Ritual Committee Chaircast away their wrongdoings of the past year woman Marian Raupp coordinated the Tashby throwing bread crumbs into the water, the lich event. For more information about holrelease notes. Glickman led a brief Tashlich iday observances at Temple Emanu-El, call service; attendees then enjoyed apples and 371-2788.

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